The Quiet Divorce

by Andrew Forrest

“Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, but before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly”

Matthew 1:18-19

I’ve always found that to be a quietly moving line: “And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly.” That decision of Joseph’s was a small, selfless act of kindness on which the fate of the world turned.

Don’t underestimate the importance of a small, unnoticed act of selfless kindness today. Who knows what hangs in the balance?

Today’s Scripture

Matthew 1:18-25

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Paul Ditto January 2, 2019 - 4:16 pm

This is great. It will be my NY resolution: to take small, unnoticed acts of selfless kindness.

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