We have no written words of St. Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus. However, when a family goes to the Temple to present their newborn baby, the father is asked the name of the child. The only word we can attribute to Joseph is the name of Jesus.
God, our Father,
You gave Joseph the gift of your son.
You chose Joseph to share earthly skills, lessons, wisdom, and love.
Yet we have no ability to look at ancient scrolls to learn these same lessons ourselves.
All we are left with is the precious name of Jesus.
The best wisdom we could ever glean from Joseph is
how he kept his gaze fixed on you.
Words are very important and can have a ripple effect on you and those around you. Before speaking today, practice a pause to examine if those words point back to Christ.