Friday, May 2, 2014
What is said about Joseph can be summarized like this: accept the mission from God, let yourself be led by God, embrace the hardship and danger in order to save the Savior. Joseph saves Mary’s reputation, the lineage of Jesus, the integrity of the Child, his rootedness in the land of Israel. … But at the same time he, the first one saved by God from a false conception of justice, chose God’s designs, what God asked of him. Joseph is also saved from an isolated life that would have been perhaps less turbulent, but that would have lacked the consolation of carrying God in his arms.