The pope stated that when life feels a mess, it is not necessary to succumb to negative emotions like anger or isolation. We need to be open to all the unexpected things in life, including crises.
He stated that the best way to deal with these situations is not to make quick or instinctive decisions, but to think like Joseph and ‘consider all the options’ and to rely on the underlying certainty God gives us.
Dec. 18’s Sunday Gospel focuses on Joseph and his discovery that Mary was, by the Holy Spirit, pregnant with Jesus.
Pope Francis stated that St. Joseph’s dreams for the future were destroyed when he first discovered Mary, his wife, was pregnant.
“What would Joseph feel?” The pope described the emotions of shock, pain, confusion, irritation, and disappointment. He saw his world crumble around him. What was he to do?