In the swirl of their shouting crowds, today’s readings exemplify the need for integrity to resist the mob. And the mob is calling for blood.
Drafted into parenthood, our Joseph has been spun into the perfect husband and father. Given no lines, we imagine him as the “strong silent type.”
We are called to be agents of mercy in our communities, extending the social capital of a gentle welcome to others, even as we may feel sidelined, outcast, or alone.