There are times when prayer flows naturally and God seems so close. But on many other occasions prayer seems like a monologue. God feels distant and doesn't seem to hear. It's like "beating on heaven's door with bruised knuckles in the dark." This sermon on faith reminds us that we can find God and we can grow - even in the dark.
While at Christmas time we often remind ourselves of the fact that God chose Mary because she was highly favored and blessed among women, Joseph, too, received a divine appointment because of a similar life of piety and devotion to God. This Christmas sermon examines his radical submission, risky faith, and remarkable devotion.