Today, I’m imagining
Joseph as the squishy parent.
Mary was the one with the justice cries
And the mom look, that got Jesus into ministry
Maybe Joseph was the one with the physical play
And the squishy hugs–
Maybe Joseph was the one who reminded Jesus
Your only human, too
Maybe Joseph was the one who showed Jesus
mortality was ok,
because he was (probably) the parent who died first.
God, I’m thinking of that fierce encounter with an angel
where Joseph was already, heart in mouth, trying to figure out
how to react full of humanity and peace
God, I’m so thankful for Joseph
And today I’m hoping
he was the squishy parent.
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