Even though Joseph says nothing in the Gospels, his actions—even before the angel’s appearance in his dream—provide an important lesson about justice and righteousness.
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The Overlooked Nativity Character
An old girlfriend once told me that the groom was just “a prop” at the wedding. In the nativity story, Joseph comes across as a prop. Yet, there is much more to his story if we look carefully at the text.
Away in a Manger?
Traditions have a funny way of morphing over time. Sometimes, the original meanings get lost or adapted to fit new circumstances. They end up taking on a life of their own. Such is the case with the Christmas story.