Consider this quote by Christine Sine from “Lean Towards the Light This Advent and Christmas Season” compiled by Christine Aroney-Sine & Lisa DeRosa.

“Take a few moments to contemplate Rip Carwell’s sculpture [ titled “Mary and Joseph” – pictured above]. Pay particular attention to Joseph standing behind Mary. Imagine Joseph as a courageous and loving man, supporting Mary by standing against the law of his culture. What are your thoughts as you gaze on this image? How does it change your impression of Joseph and his place in the story of Jesus?”

Read pages 69-71 for today’s full devotional “Is Joseph the Unsung Hero of the Advent Story?.”