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.

Chuck Tooman

Marquette