Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Day 15: Joseph and our Lenten Journey

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Joseph, the Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and turn to him to aid us in our journey.  He is held up by the Church as a model of faith and virtue for protecting the Holy Family from all harm.  He was a just man who listened to God's will and through all the gospels, he does not say a single word.  We do well to learn from Joseph's example who through his silence was more attune to the will of God in his life and became a model of faith through his actions and not his words.  As we were reminded in the Gospel last Sunday, Lent is a time of listening to God and putting his will into action.  Two traits that St. Joseph was able to beautifully exhibit throughout his life.  We pray for the Church on this day, and for our all of our fathers:  that they may be inspired by the example of Joseph and courageously lead their families closer to God.