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The Little Book of the

Most Holy Child Jesus, save Thy children.



MEDITATION IX.

THE HOLY HOUSE AT NAZARETH.

Grace to ask for: Holy obedience.

Would you find heaven on earth?

Look within that holy abode at Nazareth.

Joseph works at the trade of a carpenter.

Mary plies her spindle and her distaff, while ever and anon her eye rests wistfully upon the Holy Child Jesus.

Never idle, always ready to receive his word, He waits upon and helps His Foster-father.

He bears the wood upon His shoulder, or the nails in His hand, as He may be bidden; always ready, ever shining in that workshop with a smile like the gleaming of a sunny day.