Angelus, December 22, 2013 - Pope Francis
Joseph is a remarkable person. Sometimes, it seems that Joseph is overlooked. He is not mentioned many times in the gospels. He is often overshadowed by Mary and Jesus in the recalling of the Christmas story. How many Christmas carols mention Joseph in a prominent way? Yet, Joseph is central to the Christmas story. His assent to God’s will is an essential part of the Christmas story, the story of faith. His quiet “yes” was powerful. It was full of trust. It was full of faith, hope and love.