Archive for March 19th, 2019

The narrative of the birth of Jesus features two earthly fathers: Joseph, the step-father of Jesus and King Herod the Great and the contrast between these two fathers is great.
The Lord told Joseph to flee because King Herod the Great, outsmarted by the magi, set out to kill all Bethlehem’s male children under the age of two in order to kill a threat to his throne. Herod the ‘Great’ obeyed himself. Joseph obeyed the Lord.

Concordia and Koinonia

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Scripture Readings
2 Samuel 7:4-16
Romans 4:13-18
Matthew 2:13-152:19-23

Collect of the Day:
Almighty God, from the house of Your servant David You raised up Joseph to be the guardian of Your incarnate Son and the husband of His mother, Mary. Grant us grace to follow the example of this faithful workman in heeding Your counsel and obeying Your commands; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

This is a good feast day to read and recite the Small Catechism, and in particular, the 4th Commandment:

The Fourth Commandment

Honor your father and your mother.

What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not despise or anger our parents and other authorities, but honor them, serve and obey them, love and cherish them.

Intro:  St. Joseph has…

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