Wednesday night Benediction was the Gospel of Matthew 1:18-25 Joseph visited by an Angel in a dream story.
It is also the Gospel reading for the 4th Sunday of Advent. Perhaps we can use this story for our current situation.
Joseph thought in terms of righteousness. He wanted to do the right thing – at least what he thought were the available options.
He considered his options under the law: 1. Subject her to the moralists, 2. Divorce her quietly.
While he considered he had a visitation. Here is where I want to expand our understanding of Divine angelic visitation.
This invitation is to think in and through love. The third option, the one he couldn’t imagine under the law: Marry Her. Thinking in and through love he became the Protector of the incarnate one and his mother.
Yesterday the House of Representatives impeached Donald J Trump. This is the situation. This is the state of affairs. This is our predicament.
Where do we go from here? I am not suggesting The Donald is anything close to a innocent! I am not suggesting The Donald is anything close to a righteousness man!
There is no question that President Donald John Trump should be convicted and removed from office.
I’m worried about us, the People of these United States. I AM worried we are stuck between the false choice of the moralists and the quiet divorce options.
We need the same Angel to speak to us. Help us find the option of love. Which in this case is removal and full disclosure of the evil among us.
We need the contours of options knowable but only through revelation.
May God bless these United States of America.
Peace be with you,