He did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him

March 20, 2017 7:25 am

“’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.” (MT 1: 20-21.24)

How close was Joseph to God; how much He was loved by Him. He responded to God with an open heart and took on an extremely important mission—to protect and to nourish God’s Son and His Mother. Everything was hidden from Him, but He trusted God’s will completely and whatever “the Lord had commanded him”, He did with joy. Now He takes care of the whole Church and we can entrust all our intentions to him.

“Blessed are those who dwell in your house, O Lord; they never cease to praise you.” (Gospel Acclamation)

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