THE MYSTERY OF THE EVERYDAY
•Peter Henrici •

The thirty hidden years ... may be understood as a mysterium of the whole history of the world ... as a ‘sacrament’ that sanctifies and gives meaning to our age and to every age”

If we follow the traditional chronology, Jesus spent thirty of his thirty-three years with his family, and dedicated only three years to his mission as Messiah. He went about Galilee and Judea, proclaimed the coming of the reign of God, and gathered disciples for only three years. The biblical exegetes claim that it was an even shorter period. Ten to one: we might be able t