the month of st. joseph

“Change is always seen as a negative thing in our lives because it interferes with our level of comfortability. Might I suggest that we start to become comfortable with change.” -Most Rev. Gregory Aymond, Bishop of Austin, Ash Wednesday Homily 2004
The month of March is now upon us. This month is a big month. This month, all 31 days of it being within Lent, is a time for us to think about our lives and figure out if where we are is where we are supposed to be. The month is dedicated to St. Joseph, husband of Mary and foster-father of Jesus, partly because the Solemnity of St. Joseph is celebrated during the month. St. Joseph was a man who was set to marry Mary when he learned that she was with child. At first, he didn’t know what to think- this woman that he was engaged to is all of a sudden with child! An angel of the Lord came to him and told him not to fret; she had not cheated on him or gone behind his back. She was simply carrying out God’s will.
So for us this month, let us remember to not judge others in our lives without fully understanding why and how they got into situations that they are in. St. Joseph had every reason to think that Mary had sinned against him and God while in fact she was carrying out the very will of God. Too often do I think ill of people because of what I have seen before I try to find out what is really going on.
On another note, new things are about to make itself known. Keep posted.






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