4. Mary and Joseph loved each other very much and were engaged to be married.
No one is an island in that we live in a sea of relationships. Jesus’ ministry and the Christian faith is still about relationships; with God and our neighbours. Our Advent story places the events of Jesus birth within a relationship. Dig deeply and it seems a strange relationship to modern norms but our story place Mary and Joseph together, loving and planning. What a state of grace to be in – loving and planning!
Where will you loving and planning take you spiritually today and through Advent. Focus on someone or a particular situation for a few moments.