We don’t really know that much about Joseph and I wonder if that causes us to give him the short end of the stick. Yet, the imagery of a loving father that Jesus uses to talk about God implies that Joseph played an important role in his formation. The way in which Joseph participates in the Incarnation suggests that perhaps we all have a role in birthing God into the world.
Image of Jesus and disciples from the Coptic Museum in Cairo, Egypt
Writing in the Sunday Review section of the New York Times, Peter Wehner explores the once revolutionary but now widely accepted concepts which spring from Jesus as the physical incarnation of God.
Wehner cites the incarnation as being the break from the Platonic view of physical existence as illusory or false, and thereby affirming the goodness of creation and existence, while showing that humanity is created in the image of God; if […]