Today we celebrate the Feast of Saint Joseph. Over the past 2,000 years, millions of men and women have been named Joseph or Josephine.
His enduring legacy is interesting, because Joseph never speaks in the whole Bible. He never says a word. He just does. He’s a man of few words. No, he’s a man of no words. Not one grunt or sigh, even. He’s only a man of action. He does. And what he does is trust God.
Sometimes we wonder that our own role in life’s drama may not have turned out to be exactly what we had wished for. We think we have been overlooked, bypassed, and forgotten. We feel our potential has been neglected by our peers, our real worth gone unrecognized.
It may be that we are the Josephs of life. Our destiny could be that of support and strength for another who will rise to sublime heights.
Joseph enables us to see that rather than being downgraded, we have an opportunity to be part of another’s success.
We can learn to live so that those who come after us will say that we were faithful, and like Joseph, be remembered for quiet strength and loving patience.
Thanks to Antoni Shkraba for the photo.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness……
Nothing so gentle as real strength.
What man or woman of action do YOU know who says little but accomplishes a lot?
EVEN IF LIFE GIVES YOU 1,000 REASONS TO QUIT, GOD WILL GIVE YOU 1,001 REASONS TO KEEP GOING!