Christmas role models
To the Journal editor:
This Christmas season, as we prepare for a new year and think about things we could do differently, consider the examples of Mary and Joseph.
Upon learning that she was to be the mother of the Christ-child, Mary immediately said to the angel Gabriel, “May it be as you have said.” Upon learning that he was to be the father of a child he knew nothing about, Joseph cried out for understanding and direction. Again the angel appeared with both and explanation and direction.
When faced with a situation pregnant with possibilities, Mary immediately surrendered to God’s will, Joseph fervently sought God’s will, and God’s will ultimately came to fruition.
What an example for the rest of us.