The Fourth Sunday of Advent [A]
Isaiah 7:10-14 + Romans 1:1-7 + Matthew 1:18-24
December 22, 2013
Saint Joseph has a lot to teach us, if we only watch him. The reason we have to watch him is because in the whole of the Bible, not one word that Saint Joseph ever spoke is recorded. He’s not just a man of few words: according to the Gospels, he’s a man of no words. We are never told anything that he ever said to the Blessed Virgin Mary, to the Christ Child, or even—in the case of today’s gospel passage—to the angel that appeared to him.