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Saturday March 19th: The Patronage of St. Joseph

“Your Father and I have been looking for you”

Luke 2:41-51

Are you feeling lost?

Imagine being in the temple that day and our Blessed Mother saying to us, “Your father and I have been looking for you with great anxiety.” At first we might be tempted to think, “Who me? Why would the Holy Family be looking for me?”

Then, we remember that Joseph was a carpenter. When a carpenter has a plank of wood, he visualizes what he can make. The carpenter in him sees what no one else sees- what the tree without the leaves can be. He perceives the rare beauty that the untrained eye sees as ordinary, and slowly starts to carve this otherwise artless plank.

Today, the Holy Spirit may be calling you to surrender to the patronage of St. Joseph. Our world, families and churches are very much in need of empowered, resourceful, skilled and creative people like St. Joseph. We especially need people with vision who can fix what’s broken, who build, create and protect.

Under his mantle, we become more malleable and we grow in wisdom, grace and stature, just like Jesus.

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