Joseph, Obedient to God’s Will
In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
St Joseph whose life was one of obedience to God’s will,
help us to live a life of obedience too,
always ready to follow the commands of God.
Read from the Gospel of Matthew 1:22-24 –
‘Joseph did what the angel of the Lord had commanded and took Mary home as his wife.’
What more can be said: Joseph, close to God, did as he was commanded. Let us always be close to God, to always do his will.
“When Joseph awoke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him” (Mt 1:24). Obedience made it possible for him to surmount his difficulties and spare Mary.
This has been a year for obedience: for staying at home and obeying new laws, for the Common Good, even at great cost. We give thanks for all the times we have been able to do this, and ask for help for the times when we struggle.
Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son; in you Mary placed her trust; with you Christ became man. Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life. Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage, and defend us from every evil. Amen.
Do you know someone struggling to keep these new rules? How can you support them?