May the word of the Lord fill you with love and bring you peace.

St. Joseph

Learn more about St. Joseph: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=4
Link to today’s readings: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/031916.cfm

Jacob was the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary. Of her was born Jesus who is called the Christ.

Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child through the Holy Spirit. Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to divorce her quietly. Such was his intention when, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the Holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her. She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took his wife into his home.

Joseph knew he was not the biological father of the baby that Mary conceived, but he trusted in the word of God. He trusted and took Mary into his home. He knew the prophecy and believed. Do you trust the word of God? Do you know what is in the Word? If an angel of the Lord appeared to you would you believe?

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I trust in you and pray that when you speak to me I will listen and obey, just as Joseph did. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.

The son of David will live forever.

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