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Monday, March 19, 2007

Feast of St. Joseph

The Gospel tells us how Joseph had to decide what to do when faced with the fact that Mary was pregnant. "Being a righteous man" he opts to divorce her quietly. He made what he thought was the best decision within the law. Then the angel comes in his dream and tells him not to be afraid. The child Mary has conceived is the work of the Holy Spirit; Joseph is to name the boy Jesus because "he will save his people from their sins."
What faith Joseph shows in doing what he is told in a dream! Joseph is a silent man--not one word of his appears in Scripture. He is one who listens to God and does whatever God tells him to do. Such is the man that God chose to be the human father-figure for his Son.
Lord, give me the faith of Joseph to hear and obey you as Joseph did.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good post.