On the Feast of St Joseph, Husband of Mary on March 19, Vicar General Martin Sirju delivered a brief reflection on the gospel reading of the day via his Facebook account.
Joseph, he said woke up to the voice of the Spirit: “Joseph is a son of the Spirit, not as fully and perfectly as Mary [as daughter of the Spirit], but certainly, in a real way, a man of the Spirit, a son of the Spirit. And we see this in response to the circumstances of Mary’s pregnancy…”
He was justified by law to dismiss Mary but he knew there was a deeper concern, and that concern was not what he wanted nor what his family wanted, but what God wanted of him. “And so by the grace of that Spirit in a dream, that Spirit spoke to him in his heart, in his conscience …and when he woke up, he knew the correct thing to do.”