Joseph is in a very difficult circumstance, a struggle between his head and his heart. Based on a divine message in a dream, he takes Mary as his wife. It goes beyond all common sense and reasoning. We can only wonder how he desires to justify his decision to family and friends.
We, realizing that life is not black or white but challenged by the gray area, may be at a crossroads in life. In these hard moments, we look to St. Joseph and ask him, as he did, to help us surrender in absolute faith. Sometimes this will mean our heart may dominate our reasoning, but we are convinced that, whatever the ramifications, we are being true to God’s will as we perceive it in the here and now.
We may not see the future, but courageous righteousness will carry us through.
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