Cyber Text Bullying

Some of us might be thinking, what a strange title for an advent sermon! Indeed! But just imagine how young Joseph might have been subject to such torment if he lived today. Imagine the barrage of text messages or emails he might have received from well meaning family and friends pressuring him to get rid of his fiancé once she was found to be pregnant with a child that wasn’t his own. Today’s technology makes it so easy for us to abuse power in ways that misses out on the plans that God has for us. Through Joseph’s story, God invites us into a slower, quieter pace that embraces joy that Jesus is growing within us despite the criticisms we may face.