Third Sunday after the Epiphany of Our Lord
What a life filled with setbacks and continual difficulty. Nothing seems to go His way. And it will continue to seem as if nothing will ever go His way. And it all started while He was still in the womb.
Mary was with child by the Holy Spirit. Joseph, who was pledge to be her husband, was filled with doubt and confusion. "She's pregnant, but I didn't do it. What will the people think if I take her to be my wife while she's pregnant? Or, better yet, what will they think if we get married and the baby is already here?" So, he sought to divorce her quietly. How could he take Mary and the baby to be his own?