Joseph of Nazareth tweets prior to Nativity

In preparation for Christmas, Joseph of Nazareth is Tweeting the journey of the Holy Family.

An anonymous German is using Twitter under the name of Joseph of Nazareth and providing a light-hearted commentary on the Christmas story from St Joseph’s perspective.

Joseph began Tweeting on 1 December, and has already gained around 9,500 followers and has published over 90 tweets, which are now distributed both in German and English.

Joseph von Nazareth says he is concerned that although most people “have heard the [Christmas] story a thousand times, nobody has ever thought about how Joseph felt about the whole thing.”

These tweets attempt to give a modern male’s perspective on the events that led to the Nativity and is an attempt to open up the Christmas story to a large section of the population, particularly young men, who might not have have had the opportunity of connecting with it.

The tweets might prove controversial for some, although they do remain tame on the whole – even if they sometimes appear to be too humorous at times.

For example, after finding out that Mary is pregnant, Joseph von Nazareth wrote: “Did not sleep a wink the whole night. I am seriously considering whether I should leave Mary.”

Enhancing the social aspect of Twitter, Joseph even asked his male readers whether they had ever experienced a similar situation, namely: “A girlfriend pregnant by another.”

Other tweets reveal a sensitive man, deeply in love with Mary – whom he remains devoted to throughout, even after discovering that she was expecting a child that was not his. Before the shock revelation, Joseph is concerned by the fact that she is “a little down” and “stressed and tired”.


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