I am with you always until the end of this world - Jesus (Matthew 28:20).

Preach the Word in season and out of season reproving, rebuking or advising always with patience and providing instructions (2 Timothy 4:2).

Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you (Luke 1:30).

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton

Monday, April 29, 2013

My Reflection for Wednesday May 1, St. Joseph the Worker: Matthew 13:54-58

My Reflection:
What if Saint Joseph was a doctor? Perhaps Jesus townmates would have accepted His wisdom and mighty deeds. But Saint Joseph was a carpenter so they’ve belittled Jesus as a mere carpenter’s son.

We are celebrating today the Feast day of Saint Joseph the Worker. Should we be like Jesus townmates who took offense at Him because He came from a poor family? Of course not! We must give respect to every worker in this world! It doesn’t matter what kind or how lowly their work. What is important is they are working very hard to earn an honest wage.

Saint Joseph is a very simple, quite and humble man. He is very hardworking, Jesus saw his industry and how much he valued his work. That’s why Jesus also decided to become like His earthly father, a carpenter.

Let us pray for the working class, the carpenters, masons and all those who are involved with the very hard daily labor. Let us pray for their safety, let us pray that Saint Joseph will always pray for them. Let us pray to Jesus that He continues to bless the daily laborers with good health and guidance.

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