Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Feast Day of Saint Joseph

Today is the feast day of Saint Joseph--yes, that Joseph, the husband of Mary, the earthly father of Jesus.

I've got a post up at the Living Lutheran site; you can go here to read it.  Here are some quotes to whet your appetite:

"Some of us today will spend the day celebrating fathers, which is a great way to celebrate the feast day of St. Joseph. We might also celebrate stepfathers and all the other family members who step in to help with the raising of children."

"Let us today praise the people in the background, the people who step back to allow others to shine. Let us praise the people who do the drudgery work that makes it possible for others to succeed."

"Joseph reminds us that even the ones born into the spotlight need people in the background who are tending to the details. When we think about those early disciples and apostles, we often forget that they stayed in people's houses, people who fed them and arranged speaking opportunities for them, people who gave them encouragement when their task seemed too huge."

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