Joseph’s love for Mary and Jesus began in his obedience to God. When angels told him to take Mary into his home, flee Bethlehem for Egypt, and then leave for Nazareth, Joseph did so without questioning.
St. Joseph, sometimes I want to offer alternatives
to what is clearly God’s plan for me.
Help me to act as God desires
rather than questioning the Almighty’s ways.
Listen to God’s messengers, both the ones who come to you in dreams and the living and breathing ones.