"I wish every day could be Christmas!" exclaimed a senior. The evidence of charity does spark a longing for a more loving world. The reading from Isaiah
brings to mind the nuptial image. Isaiah 61-
"I rejoice heartily in The Lord, in my God is the joy of my soul; for he has clothed me with a robe of salvation and wrapped me in a mantle of justice, like a bride-
groom adorned with a diadem, like a bride bedecked with her jewels. How Joseph modeled the holiness of a man in love, trusting in God's plan. A man of few words we see in his example a tenderness for Mary. In this Advent waiting may we look
to St. Joseph on the true character of a man who protects his beloved and the child within.
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