St Joseph –
Not Only JESUS’ Father, Also Our Father
Let us thank GOD that we can address St Joseph also as Father. The wonderful St Joseph, so completely chaste and pure – so worthy to carry the Infant JESUS on his arms, to protect, to caress, to rock Him to sleep, to lis-ten to His divine teachings.
He helps us to have the right relationship with GOD and our fellow men and thus to become better Christians. He also helps us to keep – with much patience and understanding – the interpersonal relationships in balance. St Joseph is also a great help in sensing and recognising the ways of GOD – in prayer, in contemplation, in devotion, in silence – and in being together with Him. Let us often put ourselves in his presence, let us keep in mind his modest, humble life, let us be vigilant that no shadow clouds our vision of St Joseph. If we follow in his footsteps, we will have the opportunity to make great progress in the virtues.
Love St Joseph – love him with all your heart. How many times has he given you a silent helping hand? How many minor and major problems or silent matters has he solved without you knowing it, or the day just went well, or there was just enough time, although you thought that you would not manage. This is St Joseph: all-round – also Mary and your Guardian Angel. It is simply immeasurable and tremendous what they do for us!
Joseph is entitled to our love, moreover, it is very important to associate … more