Sunday, June 17, 2007

Fatherhood and Obedience

"the angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt and said, 'Rise, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the child's life are dead.'
He rose, took the child and his mother, and went to the land of Israel. " (Matthew 2: 19-21)

St. Joseph,

Thank you for being such a wonderful example of fatherhood. May I always use you as an example of a perfect father. One who protects his family. One who loves and teaches his beloved child.

And one who is fully obedient to God.

I ask that you pray for me. Please ask your adopted Son to please give me the grace to be fully obedient to Him.

Thank you again and may your shining example of love and humility lead me to Him.

1 comment:

Duncan and Whitney said...

Thank you for your comment on our first Catholic experience.

I am glad that the selection of verse was a little unusual. When we reflected on the portion about the cat, we saw how that made sense in a theological way, but the bit about the mice came out of nowhere and was completely baffling!

We do have a question for you, if you don't mind giving a brief response: What is the significance in the Catholic faith of the beautification of Saints, and what is their purpose in the faith life of the practicing lay believer? Protestantism does not share that method of worship, and we are curious.

Thanks again, sir, for your past and future help :-)