DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Joseph – God’s Choice: Joseph was chosen by God to be the guardian father of Jesus, with Mary as the mother. Joseph’s holiness and wisdom was worthy enough to care and bring up the Messiah-Child to adulthood. Let us ask Joseph to pray for our needs, and the needs of the Church and the world.
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24a
Jacob fathered Joseph the husband of Mary; of her was born Jesus who is called Christ.
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.