Sunday, December 28, 2008

Feast of the Holy Family

St. Joseph most obedient.
Look closely at the obedience of Saint Joseph, his obedience in the dark night of faith. Joseph’s obedience allows the whole mystery of Israel — the going down into Egypt and the back up — to be revealed and completed in Christ. In some way the “Do this in memory of me” (Lk 22:19) of the Last Supper is made possible by Joseph’s obedience to the commandments delivered to him in the night.


Faust said...

Thank you for that! It was both about one of my favorite saints and Eucharistic. (They're all my favorite, but by that I just mean affinity and affection.)

elena maria vidal said...

I know just what you mean, Sabrina!

Anonymous said...

My priest's sermon this morning was about the faithfulness of St. Joseph. His life shows us how important it is to be obedient despite never seeing the fruits of the obedience; St. Joseph was not there to see the ministry or the miracles of our Lord. But he was there, in the beginning, a model of faithfulness.

A belated Merry Christmas to you and your family, EMV!


elena maria vidal said...

Merry Christmas to you, Juliana!

the booklady said...

St. Joseph was a quiet, behind-the-scenes saint, who was yet still a vital part of God's plan. Beautiful post! Merry Christmas and New Year's blessings to you and yours!

elena maria vidal said...

Thank you and Merry Christmas to you!