2 Samuel 7:4-5,12-14,16; PS 89 The son of David will live for ; Romans 4:13,16-18,22; Mt 1:16,18-21,24
St. Joseph pray for us!
Today is the solemnity of the St. Joseph husband of Mary.
Joseph introduces us to the reality of masculine holiness.
He was a guardian and protector.
He was strong, courageous, and tender all at the same time.
One of his finest attributes as a man is that he wasn't afraid to to admit he was wrong. He did not insist on being right.
The fact that he heeded the invitation of his dream to change his way of thinking and acting.
Now that would be a great gift for men to incorporate in their life.
Joseph was a doer of God's will and a man of goodness. Joseph invites us to breathe into ourselves the fatherhood of God and let it challenge us and encourage us as we continue our journey.
Lastly, Jesus helped "bring Jesus up." HOw do we bring Jesus up in the lives of those around us.