Catholic Activity: Jesse Tree, Day 8 - Joseph
Symbols: Coat of many Colors, Sheaf, Silver Coins
Joseph's brothers were furious that their father favored their younger brother above all of them, and when Jacob gave Joseph an expensive, many-colored coat, they conspired against him.
Like Christ, Joseph was sold for silver, but the hand of God led him to become a leader of the nation of Egypt. Later, his brothers, leaders of the Chosen People after their father Jacob, came to Egypt and settled under his rule. The many-colored coat has become the symbol of Joseph since it was so instrumental in his life.
Recommended Readings: Genesis 37:3-4, 12-24, 28; 45:3-13