Our Advent meditation is about Joseph. Matthew gives us the majority of information about him, and most importantly, his character.
Remember, everyday that Joseph woke up in Potiphars house he was a slave, but he went to work and did his best for the man who enslaved him. The Lord blessed that attitude and resolve.
We owe our thanks to Him alone. There are no other gods, or human institutions, or political systems that deserve our thanks.
We can applaud Peter’s bravery to speak up and to get it right, but what happened to the rest of the disciples. You know, the ones who were reporting the statistics just one sentence before. Where are they?