3/19 Feast of St. Joseph

 

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Feast of St. Joseph:  Plenty Faith
Psalm 75

We thank you, God, we give thanks; we call upon your name, we declare your wonderful deeds. “I will choose the time; I will judge fairly.  Though the earth and all its inhabitants quake, I make steady its pillars.” Selah So I say to the boastful: “Do not boast!” to the wicked: “Do not raise your horns! Do not raise your horns against heaven!  Do not speak with a stiff neck!” For judgment comes not from east or from west, not from the wilderness or the mountains, But from God who decides, who brings some low and raises others high. Yes, a cup is in the LORD’s hand, foaming wine, fully spiced. When God pours it out, they will drain it even to the dregs; all the wicked of the earth will drink. But I will rejoice forever; I will sing praise to the God of Jacob, “I will cut off all the horns of the wicked, but the horns of the righteous will be exalted.”

Joseph was a lot of things but at the heart, a simple man with a lot of faith and patience.  It wasn’t easy wondering and not quite knowing what was going on.  But he had faith, and knew his lack of understanding would be answered by God.  So he took Mary to Bethlehem, which had no room for them – but named the child Jesus anyway.  It wasn’t easy wondering and not quite knowing what was going on.  But he had faith, and knew his lack of understanding would be answered by God. Then they had to flee to Egypt – running for their lives on stubborn donkeys.  It wasn’t easy wondering and not quite knowing what was going on.  But he had faith, and knew his lack of understanding would be answered by God.  Joseph pray for us today as we pray for one another – it’s not easy wondering and not quite knowing what’s going on.  Let plenty faith overcome all fear and lead us closer to God.