Today’s Freakanomics question is why do we not realize how amazing it is that Joseph was at God’s bid and call?
I think it is easy to think that Joseph was just really not doing anything with his life and could do anything God asked him, no problem.
It is much harder to realize that he had his entire life heading in a direction and had to stop, do a 180, and not make a move without hearing from God.
In his separation from his livelihood, friends, and family both he and Mary could have doubted the visits from the angels. When it became months upon months of aimless severance from his “real” life, he could have gotten discouraged and headed home.
This man was freaky obedient. This man turned on a dime at God’s call. Can we please be amazed?
Freakanomics Basic #9
Something that seems very obvious sometimes is frankly amazing!