Reflections of Faith
Read and be inspired by a reflection based on today's Gospel made by members of the Verbum Dei Family in Manila.
March 19, 2021 – Friday
Gospel: Mt 1:16, 18-21, 24a
St. Joseph, model of obedience
Today we celebrate the Solemnity of St. Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The gospel recounted the birth of Jesus to Mary and Joseph. After knowing Mary’s situation, Joseph as a righteous man divorced her quietly. But an angel came before his dream and said to him “Do not be afraid!” and the rest is history as we all know.
Joseph is an obedient man who followed what the angel of the Lord commanded him. He entrusted his own life to the Father’s will. Today, we are invited to be inspired by St. Joseph’s total obedience and trust.
Mother Mary, inspire us to imitate the life of St. Joseph by continuously being open to God’s mercy and grace. Amen.