Advent 4 2022 (Dec 18)
Joseph is asked to become a step-father. This is an overwhelming task! Many in our congregation (and in my family) have been asked to assume responsibility for a child that is not their own. And like Joseph, they faithfully do this.
God equips Joseph for this task; God does not leave Joseph alone — for God in Jesus Christ is “God with us” – “Immanuel”. He sends Joseph a person with a very different set of gifts and personality — Mary. Mary proclaims God with creative prose; Joseph sings to God through his quiet obedience.
A reflection on how God works through our differences and ultimately even sin to draw us together in Christ.
The Art Work is from a Caritas website on foster parenting.