Naturally, St. Joseph is a prominent figure during the season of Advent. During the years when the Gospel readings are taken from St. Matthew's Gospel, the Fourth Sunday of Advent presents the account of Jesus' birth from Joseph's perspective as presented by Matthew. This emphasis follows from the genealogy of Our Lord which takes up the first sixteen verses of the the Gospel of Matthew.
Joseph, the Just Man
Applying the Law
Discerning the Will of God
Joseph, a Man of Immediate Obedience
All of these are characteristics, we should strive for in our own lives. Let us ask St. Joseph that we might receive and act upon the grace to be like him in order that we, too, can unite ourselves more fully with Jesus.
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