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(originally written in 2010 revised version)

I often wonder
did Mary and Joseph talk about the angels who told them
about the baby arriving?
Each of them were greeted by an angel who spoke the life changing words “you will have a child”.
Wouldn’t that be something special to share with each other?
If we could listen in what would we hear:
“How did it appear to you Joseph and how did it appear to you Mary?
What did you feel or think? Were you scared?”
After all she was very young in her teens and he was just as unprepared.
Also I wonder how did it feel for them to move the engagement time up and become a family sooner than they planned.
The other thing I wonder about is if they ever talked about how Joseph saved her life.
For to be with child and unmarried Mary could have been stoned.
She knew the consequences and yet she said ‘I choose’.
I accept.
I will be obedient.
Joseph also knew she could not be with child and not be married.
He might not have fully understood it all but he knew his responsibility was to take her for his wife as the angel told him.
He had to follow through. There was no discussion it had to be done.
The angel said: Joseph… take Mary to be your wife.
There were so many questions that could have come between the two of them.
So many worries and fears.
I often wonder
what they were thinking in the quiet of the night.
Do you often wonder?