March 19, 2019
Today’s verses lead us from the lineage of Joseph back to Abraham and forward to the birth of Christ. We read of messages sent through dreams and wonder how that worked. We, however, live in an age where we are constantly bombarded with messages of evil doings and expect we can keep our heads above our surroundings. Is that easier than believing in a dream?
We cannot return to a simpler time. Most of us accept, as a matter of inherited faith, the lineage of Joseph, purity of Mary, Jesus as Son of God. In either time we believe, we trust through grace. Help us as we struggle with ‘righteousness’ (faith, fairness, equity, and justice). We must remain open to your grace, to see goodness in humanity and to keep reaching out to You.
Jo (Doofe) Beecher
St. Anthony Parishioner (member of the Grief Group)