Bishop Barron's Advent Reflection Third Monday in Advent Joseph's Wait
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Third Monday in Advent
the Old Testament wearer of the multi-colored coat, saw in a dream that
he would be a powerful man and that his brothers would one day bow down
to him in homage. But the realization of that dream came only after a
long and terrible wait. He was sold into slavery by those very brothers,
falsely accused of sexual misconduct, humiliated, and finally sent to
prison for seven years.
what it must have been like to endure years in an ancient prison—the
discomfort, the total lack of privacy, the terrible food in small
amounts, sleeplessness, torture, and above all, hopelessness.
is what Joseph had to wait through before his dream came true in a most
unexpected way. We've seen already this Advent how waiting is an
"active" discipline in the Christian life, but it can also be a