Reflection: What was this experience like for Joseph? Could you imagine being the one responsible for raising God? Mary and Joseph were chosen by The Father to parent Jesus. Joseph must have had very strong faith.
In quiet obedience, Joseph carried out God’s plan. He shows us that faith doesn’t have to be loud, it has to be real. There is strength in calmness. There isn’t very much about Joseph in the Bible, but His presence with Mary by the manger speaks volumes. We are called to follow His example.
Questions: Do I just talk about my faith, or do I live it? Am I willing to quietly get things done for God without taking the credit? Do I try to impress people? Am I a good example to others?
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for choosing Joseph and Mary. Help me to follow their example of quiet and faithful obedience to you. They trusted in your plan of salvation. Please help me to trust you too. Help me to fulfill your plan for my life, accepting my role, whether I get recognized for it or not. Help me to do your Will simply and quietly. May others see you in me by my actions, which always speak louder than words. Help me to be more like Joseph and Mary as I grow in my spiritual life this Christmas Season, and always. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
May God Bless you, and everyone near and dear to you.