March 19, St. Joseph
The son of David will live for ever. — Psalm 89:37
Mass Readings: 2 Samuel 7:4-5a,12-14a,16/Romans 4:13,16-18,22/Matthew 1:16,18-21,24a
St. Joseph’s Families
My husband and I have been part of a bible study at our parish for the last 12 years. This small group of like-minded Catholics has been a spiritual anchor for us as, together, we’ve shared faith, fellowship, and a desire to raise our children up to the Lord. One evening over dinner and wine, one of the members suggested that we give our group a name. So we began searching for a saint — someone our families could look up to as a model for holy and righteous living.
While the candidates were plentiful, none of them spoke to our hearts . . . until someone mentioned St. Joseph. Of course! What more perfect example of holiness than the man who first brought Christ into his home? We toasted our decision—the search was over.
Prayer: St. Joseph, help me to bring Christ into my home, and into the heart of my family.
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