Sermon: We need to be a little more like Joe …

joseph-father-of-jesus-2While Mary gets a lot of attention for her role in the life of Jesus, Joseph often gets overlooked. However, Joseph is a model of “spiritual attentiveness.”

A righteous man who followed the law, Joseph was willing to change paths and adapt to God’s will. He knew that there was more than life than following a bunch of religious rules — he lived in the spirit . There is no rulebook that will completely cover your life.

God is calling us to be open, like Joseph, and to be attentive and listen to the change in the world. God is calling us to be open, to be attentive, to listen to the change in the world. In the new year, consider what habits and practices you’d like to cultivate to be open to God.


“My Real Daddy”
Sermon by The Rev. Joe Gunby
Matthew 1:18-25
Dec. 18, 2016 • Fourth Sunday in Advent