“Arise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt” (Matthew 2:13).
Reflection: St. Joseph is the just man who was entrusted with the care of Jesus and Mary. Joseph is a model for all fathers in his example of faithfulness and protection for his family. Thousands of times a day, children are aborted, not because of a choice of the mother, but because of the choice of a father, who fails to show that faithfulness and willingness to protect the child he has helped conceive.
Prayer: Lord, bless fathers. When their child is unexpected, may they welcome that child and encourage the child’s mother to say yes to life. Amen.