March 19 – St Joseph, Spouse of B.V.M.

OBEDIENCE TO GOD'S WILL

Joseph, the husband of Mary is the Patron of the Universal Church. He enjoys widespread devotion all over the world. He was chosen to play an important role in the history of salvation. He is revered as a just man, the one who places God at the centre of his life and responds to every situation in obedience to God's will.


Obedience is difficult but it pays. It is a virtue that teaches us to be humble. And the one who humbles himself, God exalts. The spirit of obedience helps us to shed our ego and our pride. The duty of obedience requires all to give due honor to authority and to treat those who are charged to exercise it with respect, and, insofar as it is deserved, with gratitude and good-will. Let's try to be obedient to the church, to authorities and all to whom it's due…

Remember to go for confession, receive communion, and say a prayer to St. Joseph to obtain plenary indulgence.

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