He went to be registered with Mary... – Luke 2:5
Joseph never gets to say one word in any gospel. He is there as Mary’s support, as Jesus’ first teacher, as the neighbor many of us would love to have had. He is a young man of duty and of a great willingness to enter into God’s plan. There is so much to admire in this silent background figure without whom Bethlehem would not have happened. Would we have been content with such a role in God’s plan?
In our quiet time today let us move Joseph front and center and really see this extraordinary person with his amazing qualities.