Joseph went from Nazareth into Judea … to register together with Mary his espoused wife, who was with child.  – Lk 2:4-5

Reflection.  Joseph is rarely mentioned in the Gospels, but here we see him as the protector of Mary and the Child in her womb.  He was obedient to God and to the laws of the land, but most of all he was a comfort and support to Mary.

Prayer.  Holy Spirit, Your love filled St. Joseph with strength and compassion.  May I take the same courage and tenderness from You so that I may be a comfort to those who need me.