Joseph

Our wonderful prayer to St. Joseph brings up so many thoughts about my own role in my family and the world.

Protector.

Support.

Helper.

Defender.

What great attributes for someone we know so little about! Mary, of course, is the chosen one to be His mother. But Joseph was also chosen to protect and support both Jesus and Mary.

Sure, Joseph received a vision to direct him to not abandon Mary, but I don’t think that was a hard sell. Clearly Joseph was inclined to listen to God’s direction.

But then Joseph fades into history as the rest of this story plays out. We can only guess what happened to him after the mention when Jesus was 12.

I will also fade into history, and a lot faster. But I pray that my time here in this place will be according to God’s plan.

I just need to keep listening for His direction.

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