Angels: God's Messengers
December 18, 2017
Today's gospel relates the story in Matthew's gospel of one of Joseph's dreams: this one regarding Mary's virginal and unanticipated pregnancy by the Holy Spirit. The dream state is often seen as a liminal space, a place of privileged communication with spirits. As such, it was the perfect opportunity for God to send an angelic messenger to reassure Joseph about the integrity of his marriage-to-be.