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Friday, March 19, 2010

Pray for Families (The example of St. Joseph)

Greetings Prayer Warriors!

Happy Feast of St. Joseph! Talk about a family man to emulate! He was the ultimate stepfather,and husband!

As we pray for families, let a take a few moment to reflect on the life of St Joseph. When he found himself betrothed to Mary, who he later learned was pregnant, even though he learned the true source of her pregnancy, humiliation and mockery from others must have been abundant. He couldn't very easily retort, "Guys, really, the Holy Spirit got her pregnant!" He remained righteous, honorable, and complied with the will of the Father. He responded with love toward Mary, and then ultimately his stepson, Jesus.

When we are having difficulty with any family dynamics, let us stop for a moment and ask the Father, what is your will for me in this situation? How would you like me to respond/act? Then do as Joseph did, and say "yes".

Pray, pray, pray for families. Pass it on!

Peace, Joy, and Love,