Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary

Today’s readings

josephToday I think we have to be impressed with the faithfulness of Joseph. When he became betrothed to Mary, he got more than he could ever have expected. It certainly would have been easy to divorce her quietly when the news of her pregnancy became known, and it certainly would have been difficult to continue the relationship under those circumstances. Yet, he was faithful to the word of the angel in his dream. Being faithful to that word preserved the heritage of Jesus, so that he would be born of David’s line.

When we find faithfulness difficult, we have Joseph to look to for help. Through his intercession, may our work and our lives be blessed, and may we be found faithful to the word of the Lord.