She Will Bear a Son, and You Are to Name Him Jesus

Joseph, the Father of Jesus Date: December 18, 2016 Liturgical Day: The Fourth Sunday of Advent; Year A

Summary: St. Matthew introduces Joseph to us as a man who is righteous, compassionate and faithful. His openness to God’s will, and the surprising journey that came from it, inspire us still today.

Some discussion Questions:

  1. When have I felt called by God to take a new and unexpected turn in my faithfulness?
  2. How do the words from Isaiah 7:10-16 shed light on the kind of Messiah Jesus has shown himself to be?
  3. In what ways is the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem God’s answer to Israel’s prayers for restoration in Psalm80:1-7, 17-19?

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