Thursday, March 19, 2015

St. Joseph...quiet humility

"Such was (Joseph's) intention when, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said..."
Matthew 1:20
St. Joseph is the guy we can think about when we think we hear a call from God, but then question, "Seriously?" "Are you sure, God, because that seems to be a bit of a stretch!" God calls us to step outside of our comfort zones regularly. Sometimes it feels just too far afield and that's when we can look to St. Joseph. St. Joseph is the patron saint of the 180 degree turn-around. He was going to do one thing (marry Mary), then was going to do something else (divorce her quietly when she was with child, as they say) and finally, ended up doing something else again (took her into his home).  And all because he listened to the still, small voice of God through the angel.  He listened to God in his dreams and in his heart and that is a fabulous example for us!  Joseph doesn't say fact, not a word in scripture. But, that quiet humility and faithfulness to God is what we can all learn from him.  Blessings on your St. Joseph's Day! Love, heidi

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