DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
Joseph’s Faith: Today’s Gospel affirms how Joseph was able to transcend his trials and tribulations about Mary’s conception through the Holy Spirit, with his strong faith in God’s revelation in his dream. “Is our faith also strong, like Joseph’s, in times of our trials, temptations and tribulations?”
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Matthew 1:18-21, 24
This is how Jesus Christ came to be born. His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph; but before they came to live together she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. Her husband Joseph, being an upright man and wanting to spare her disgrace, decided to divorce her informally. He had made up his mind to do this when suddenly the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, ‘Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because she has conceived what is in her by the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son and you must name him Jesus, because he is the one who is to save his people from their sins.’
When Joseph woke up he did what the angel of the Lord had told him to do: he took his wife to his home.