Vatican City, Dec 18, 2022 / 05:30 am
St. Joseph shows us how to “welcome surprises” when things do not go the way we expected, Pope Francis said Sunday in his weekly Angelus message.
Like St. Joseph, “we too have our dreams, and perhaps we think of them, we talk about them more at Christmas,” the pope said Dec. 18 from a window overlooking the Vatican Christmas tree and Nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square.
“Perhaps we lament over some dreams that have been shattered and we see that our best expectations need to often be put together with unexpected, disconcerting situations,” he continued. “When this happens, Joseph shows us the way.”
Pope Francis reflected on St. Joseph, the husband of Mary and foster father of Jesus, on the Fourth Sunday of Advent, the period of preparation leading to Christmas.