Bradly Rozairo OMI – Joseph did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him…(Mt.1:24)
We often speak about Mary and preach on her response to God at the annunciation. I think the “Year of St. Joseph” invites us to reflect on the obedience of Joseph and his “YES” to God.
The Scripture says that when Joseph awoke from his dream, he realized that he was being called by God to receive Mary and to accept her as his wife.
Although he could not understand the message of God, he accepted the challenge that was thrown at him, but with faith. Isn’t that how we too, live our life? Even if we do not know and understand how God works in our lives, we too respond with faith.
At this time of the pandemic as many face financial difficulties, family problems and health concerns we are asked to deepen our faith in God and remain faithful like Joseph. Instead of relying on our own projects and schemes to get us through life, we are asked to trust in God and be strengthened by talking to him. God’s faithfulness to what He has promised us should be a source of encouragement to all of us, especially in moments of crisis and uncertainty.
Have a meaningful “Year of St. Joseph”.
Brad Rozairo OMI