Sunday is the Sabbath day and it's the Lord's day. This is also a special day for me so I'd like to account the day on the Gospel and devotion.
The Fourth day is devoted completely to the figure of Saint Joseph of him being a righteous man and he as a witness to Mary's virginity. The Gospel also speaks of the story of Jesus Christ through the eyes of Saint Joseph. St Joseph looked into the future and disregarded his own goals entrusting himself to God and to stand by Mary.
It's the fourth Sunday of Advent, the gospel is from Matthew. The first reading is from Isaiah of the Lord speaking to Ahaz. The Lord himself told Ahaz to ask for a sign from God in any manner though Ahaz refused to do so, the sign of Jesus Christ coming was shared and thus be called
My reflection, I believe this is a call for us to pray. That sometimes in our lives and especially in doubts we can surely communicate to God and ask for enlightenment. We shouldn't keep any distance intead reach out for He is always with us. And even at times we don't pray, we are still guided and that reflects how loving our God is. He never turn His back.
Second reading is from the book of Romans. It speaks on Paul being called to be an apostle. The message of the reading is calling us to be Holy, calling us to do good in our daily lives.
The Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St. Matthew is of Joseph that he even doubted at first, thought of staying away from Mary when he learnt of her being pregnant, util the angel appeared in his dreams telling him not to be afraid to take Mary and they shall call the son Emmanuel which means God is with us. When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel commanded and he took Mary, his wife home.
My reflection, it may not be easy to trust all, but we have to do especially to our Church. And thus we have to stregthen our faith. The readings display and inspire the faith people had in the past, I believe there's no much difference between the past and the present on how one can put his faith in better value...even at least having one.