Joseph’s brief moment in the spotlight

Had a gospel been written by someone who knew Joseph and Mary and family while the kids were growing up (Can you imagine what a story that might be?), we might see what a significant influence these two faithful servants of God were on their children, including the child Jesus as he grew and matured.  There is no proof of this, but I can't help but see reflections of Joseph's treatment of Mary prior to their marriage, when she was found to be pregnant, in the attitudes and actions of Jesus toward the women who crossed his path.   ...  Keep reading