Today the church honors my patron saint Joseph, husband of Mary and foster father of Jesus. Here is a man that is a great example for me to follow. I hope one day to live up to his examples so I must keep striving daily to be better by the Grace of God.
- Never spoke one word in scripture.
- Listened to God as he said yes to take Mary as his wife after deciding to divorce her quietly.
- Was a very hard worker as a carpenter and he taught Jesus his trade.
- Loved his wife and respected her promise to God to remain a virgin.
He served and put others first. Just in that regard, I can learn much. And I am keeping this reflection short on paper but not in heart and mind because in his humility, he most likely would not want me placing him on any pedestal. Everything he did was for the glory of God.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.