Providing for family and loved ones, offering protection and guidance and being patient, are obligations and qualities needed by parents and guardians. It was no less the case for St Joseph. A man of faith, wisdom and humility, Joseph as guardian of the Holy Family, ensured that the child Jesus grew up in a loving environment and set him a good example. Whilst very little is known about the life of St Joseph, we do know that he accepted his role as part of God’s plan without question.
Lord Jesus, may I through the example of St Joseph, increase my sense of humility and patience. May I learn how to be wise and offer counsel and protection to those who need it.