Published On: March 19th, 2021Categories: Daily Reflections
2604, 2022

Familiarity with the Lord

HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS ("Familiarity with the Lord") The disciples were fishermen: indeed, Jesus had called them when [...]

Feast of St. Joseph

2 Sam. 7:4-5, 12-14-16 | Ps. 89:2-5, 27, 29 | Rom. 4:13, 16-18, 22 | Mt. 1:16, 18-21, 24

Today is the feast of St. Joseph. What a man of strength, courage and faith Joseph was! Think of all that was asked of him! What would it take today for us to believe all that was asked of him? Yet, I believe it must have required enormous amounts of faith and trust two thousand years ago to accept the fact that his betrothed was to have a child through the power of the Holy Spirit. How disappointing it must have been to hear that Mary was pregnant! What a dilemma he must have had! Yet Joseph trusted, listened to the angel in his dream, and followed unreservedly the Word of God spoken to him. We are called to do the same today.

Spend time with Joseph and ask him to intercede for you to have the courage and strength you need to follow God’s Word as it is spoken today. Ask for the faith and thrust you need to live each day.

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