Here we are on the day before Christmas Eve. The Advent season is also over. Additionally all those last-minute Christmas chores are trying to be hastily done. However, for a moment lets think about how important Joseph’s act was to what we are celebrating. Joseph had planned to quietly dismiss Mary as was his right in the society at that time. However, he changed his mind and went against everything he had always believed in.
While we are on this spiritual pilgrimage taking part in prayer, we should be open to being changed as Joseph was. Just as the angel of God appeared to Joseph and he changed what he had planned to do. God through the Holy Spirit may speak to us through prayer, some scripture, some spiritual book, or any number of ways. This message may cause us to change and move in a new direction. May we all be open to be changed on this Advent/spiritual journey! Vernon T.