TUESDAY 5TH WEEK
Josh Weaver C ‘15
St. Joseph, More than a Carpenter
“When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took his wife into his home.” Matthew 1: 24
In reading this passage from the Gospel of Matthew, let us not forget St. Joseph, whose cooperation with God’s will, serves as an example for us to remain open to God’s voice even when we think we have everything figured out. Joseph, because he was righteous, was going to divorce Mary quietly, but the Angel of the Lord came and instructed him not to divorce her, but to take her into his home. Instead of following through with his previous intentions, he obeyed the will of God and took care of Mary. Let us forget our selfish intentions and follow the Lord’s voice in our own lives no matter how scary or daunting it may be. Completely resigning to the will of God in our lives is not an easy task, but it is the most rewarding one. Throughout our lives, God is calling us to trust in Him. We may think we know the direction our lives are going to take, but let us follow Him wherever He leads us. He will not send us where His grace cannot sustain us.
St. Joseph, pray for us that we may, like you, be righteous enough to hear, recognize, and obey God’s will for us by putting aside our wants and following that voice so that we may bring souls to Him and give glory
to Him through all that we do. Amen.
2 Sm 7: 4-5a, 12-14a, 16, Ps 89: 2-5, 27, 29, Rom 4: 13, 16-18, 22