In the name of the Incarnate God, Amen.
At the end of every year, television shows reflect on the year gone by. These looks back made me reflect on Jesus’ past and Joseph, on whom today we look back and whose story I consider as a great model of faith in action throughout life’s journey.
We know very little about Joseph, the adoptive (or “foster”) father of Jesus. Throughout Jesus’ life, death and resurrection we read about Mary, the Mother of God, but after the opening chapters of Matthew’s and Luke’s Gospels, we never again hear anything about Joseph. He is one of the lesser figures from the New Testament, but one to whom we should pay close attention.