2013 Advent Reflection by Cleo Filis

Dec 22 2013

In this Gospel, Joseph decides to divorce Mary quietly because she thinks he cheated on her. God comes to him in a dream, telling him not to divorce her because she is pregnant with the Son of God. He assures Joseph that this is all part of His plan for the coming of the Messiah. God tells Joseph that the child is to be named Jesus, and He will save the sins of the world. He reminds Joseph of the words of the prophet: “The Virgin will bear a son, and he will be called Emmanuel”. Joseph accepts the will of God, as we all should. He shows us that even though it might be unexpected, we must be ready to accept it with open arms.