The gospel today was about how Joseph managed to keep Jesus alive. When the wise men left, an angel told Joseph to go and hide in Egypt. He said that there was an evil king who wanted to kill all the new born babies in the country just to look for Jesus. The king’s name was Herod. So, Joseph fled to Egypt and he stayed there until the angel told him that it was safe to come back to Israel. King Herod was dead. Joseph and his family went to Galilee, because the angel sent him a dream to go there. There, he settled in a town called Nazareth.
I think the gospel is trying to communicate to us that God always has a plan for us and that He will always look out for us. Each of us is given a purpose and He will always be there to give us a guiding hand on what to do. But, it is our choice to follow through with it or not. The gospel today shows us what happens when we follow what He says. If we just trust and have faith and follow His teachings we will live a more fulfilling life, knowing that we have done the right thing. Joseph followed what the angel said to him without question. That takes a lot of guts. I think that all of us should at least try to follow him and do the things that we think God approves of. It may be very difficult, but I think that it would all be worth it.
-Kathrine Lorenzena N. Saniel