We know what it is like to have dreams. Some come at night, while we are sleeping, some during the day when we are not paying attention. Some dreams are sweet, some are horror. Some let us sleep peacefully, and some keep us up; worried about what is to come.
Joseph had a great dream for his family life with Mary. His dream was shattered when he realized Mary was with child through the Holy Spirit. So God sends an angel to Joseph in a dream, to calm his worries. Through the intervention of God, Joseph’s dream of forming a family becomes real with the birth of Jesus.
Do we hold onto our own plans, or trust in God’s plan?
Let this Advent time bring us more sweet dreams to make our life beautiful and full of hope for our families.
Father Jomon is a Holy Cross priest who hails from Kerala, India, and is a member of the North East Province of Holy Cross in India. After undergraduate studies in India he moved to Paris, France to study Theology and to work for several years in pastoral ministry. After 7 years in France, he was assigned to Saint Joseph's Oratory in Montreal. While there, he served in pastoral ministry and studied for a Ph.D. at the University of Montreal. He earned his doctoral degree September 2018. For the past four years he has been in charge of Pastoral Ministry at the Oratory. He has most recently joined Holy Cross Family Ministries as the National Director of Family Rosary. Father Jomon enjoys playing, basketball, badmitton, and is ready for a game of table tennis anytime!