Prayer of the Day

Second Week of Lent – Feast of St. Joseph

March 19th, 2014
""Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?"" Luke 2 : 49
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Surely Joseph was surprised at his role in the plan of salvation.  Are we too surprised at our role?   Do we try to decline?   Joseph can be our model and inspiration at accepting our responsibilities in the plan of salvation.  We can enter situations fraught with danger and turmoil confident that Jesus’ earthly father has walked before us like Mary,  Joseph is obedient to the angel.  God calls us each in ways particular to our gifts and disposition of heart.  In God’s wisdom,  the good St. Joseph was the one best suited to raise and care for the Son of God.  Guided by the angel to a greater sense of his mission,  Joseph accepts God’s call and starts his family,  despite the uncommon circumstances.

Prayer May St. Joseph be our model, a worker and father who listened to the voice of God in his heart. Lord hear us. Amen