Monday 20 March 2017

About Today Readings

Mon 20th. St Joseph. 2S 7:4-5,12-14,16; Rm 4:13,16- 18,22; Mt 1:16,18-21,24 or Lk 2:41-51.

In this special Lenten series – Darkness to light: An intimate journey with Jesus – our guest writer looks to the Gospel stories for answers to the questions that many of us ask when faced with difficult times.

‘Why were you looking for me?… Did you not know that I must be busy with my Father’s affairs?’Luke 2:49

St Joseph is another model for the journey through Lent. We know that Joseph was a spiritual man, sensitive to the movements of angels, like Jesus in his temptations in the desert. When the angel came to Joseph in a dream and told him the truth about the child that Mary was carrying, Joseph immediately took Mary as his wife. Three times the Scripture says of Joseph: ‘He rose up’. He let Jesus go about his ministry. Lord, help me to hear the good angels. Lord, help me to rise up on the strength of your promise. Lord, help me to accept your divine love, quietly and without any fuss, with the all devotion and care of Joseph.

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