Joseph, stepfather of the Lord


I asked at a Christmas party last night for those gathered to tell one part of the Christmas story that stood out in their hearings so far this Advent. One person said she was touched by the fact that Jesus was part of a step family.

Here is a little-read line from the beginning of Luke’s version of the genealogy of Jesus:

“He was the son, so it was thought, of Joseph” (Luke 3:23b)

One comment on “Joseph, stepfather of the Lord

  1. I love this one. Jesus was a stepson. This is no small matter in a person’s identity formation.

    In fact, we might all do better to know whose sons and daughters we are.

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