Dec 22, 2011

Advent 2011, Day 26

Matthew 1: 19-25

Little is said about Joseph.  After the birth of Jesus and in the early, he is rarely mentioned.  Through biblical stories, we know Joseph to be a godly man, law-abiding, courageous and most of all – loving and unselfish.  He could have had Mary stoned but he chose to obey God and accepted Jesus as his own. 

St. Joseph, patron of the universal Church, watch over the Church as carefully as you watched over Jesus, help protect it and guide it as you did with your adopted son. Amen