St. Joseph, husband of Mary and earthly father of Jesus, is the model of fatherhood. His faith and obedience to God inspired his devotion to his family. As we celebrate Father’s Day this Sunday let St. Joseph’s attributes serve as a helpful guide.
In “Five Lessons from St. Joseph,” author Randy Hain points out attributes that serve as a helpful guide:
- St. Joseph was obedient.
- St. Joseph was selfless.
- St. Joseph led by example.
- St. Joseph was a worker.
- St. Joseph was a leader.
“Let’s look to the inspiring example of St. Joseph, patron saint of fathers, workers and the Universal Church for his obedience, humility, selflessness, courage and the love he showed to Mary and Jesus. If we can emulate St. Joseph even a little each day, we will be that much closer to becoming the men we are called to be,” Hain wrote.
This Father’s Day let us also remember and honor God the Father who created each and every one of us to know Him, love Him, serve Him and be happy with Him in Heaven.
Jesus taught us to pray the Our Father inviting us to a very intimate relationship with God who wants us to call Him Father. What a great and awesome privilege this is.
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
forever and ever. Amen.
Jesus revealed God the Father to us saying, “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father,” John 14:9.
May God the Father, who loves each and every one of us with an infinite and everlasting love, bless us and make us holy in Jesus’ name.