By Father Victor Feltes
Jesus is not a “once upon a time” myth, he becomes man as a part of real history
Jesus’ genealogy shows that God writes straight with crocked lines. He succeeds despite sins.
Forty forefathers’ generations precede Jesus because forty symbolizes times of preparation.
Like God the Father, Joseph chose mercy over what “the law” permitted (Deuteronomy 22:20.)
Joseph, like his namesake in Genesis, has dreams which lead to the salvation of the world.