Our Weekly Thought - December 12-18, 2016

Every marriage is a relationship between two people. This week, we discover that Joseph, being a just person, still determined to dump Mary, to whom he was betrothed, quietly for the sin of being already pregnant. While this would have disgraced Mary and her child throughout their lives, it was better than the legal requirement to have Mary removed from the community and stoned to death. Then, in a dream, God told Joseph to get over himself and to go one better than just being just: marry Mary and be merry in the Lord, for her child is to be the One for whom Israel had awaited for so long.