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On Today’s Gospel….

Posted: March 19, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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How many of us can follow in the footsteps of our dearest St Joseph? To be merciful and compassionate without judgment, with a righteousness not of man but of God?

A man among men, a true man of God! With not a single spoken word, recorded in scripture, yet he spoke volumes by his fidelity and faithfulness in the Word of God by his deeds. Can we help not say a word but act in love? Or do we love to hear the sound of own voice speaking of God? That is if we speak of Him at all, but then not living according to His Will?

Do we live our lives so that we can clearly hear our heavenly Father’s voice speaking His love and Will for us? And Yes He speaks to us everyday, if we would only listen…

Such is the faithfulness of our dearest St Joseph, that upon hearing the word of God, he sprang into action in faith and trust in the love of God. Can we do the same? Or do we over think things through ? Over analyze? Live and do things only if it fits within our comfort zones?

GOSPEL Matthew 1:16, 18–21, 24a

Jacob was the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary. Of her was born Jesus who is called the Christ.

Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child through the Holy Spirit. Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to divorce her quietly. Such was his intention when, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the Holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her. She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took his wife into his home.