Advent 8: Joseph (Thanks Clare)

Posted: December 18, 2012 by reviveleeds in Advent, revive
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I’ve been reading about Joseph as well, here

interesting when juxtaposed with a quote from Life of Pi: “to choose faith in God is an opening up, a letting go, a deep trust, a free act of love”

When St. Joseph finally accepted the view that his fiancée’s pregnancy was due not to unchastity but to a miracle, he accepted the miracle as something contrary to the known order of nature… as evidence of supernatural power…

…the grounds for belief and disbelief are the same to-day as they were two thousand – or ten thousand – years ago. If St. Joseph had lacked faith to trust God or humility to perceive the holiness of his spouse, he could have disbelieved in the miraculous origin of her Son as easily as any modern man; and any modern man who believes in God can accept the miracle as easily as St. Joseph did…


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