Saturday, December 15, 2018

The sight of Faith...

"How does Joseph exercise his role as protector? Discreetly, humbly 
and silently, but with an unfailing presence and utter fidelity,
even when he finds it hard to understand." - Pope Francis

"Words cannot express the perfection of his adoration. 
If Saint John leaped in the womb at the approach of Mary, 
what feelings must have coursed through Joseph during those six months 
when he had at his side and under his very eyes the hidden God! 

If the father of Origin used to kiss his child during the night and adore the 
Holy Spirit living within Him, can we doubt that Joseph must often 
have adored Jesus hidden in the pure tabernacle of Mary?

How fervent that adoration must have been: 
My Lord and my God, behold your servant! 
No one can describe the adoration of this noble soul. 
He saw nothing, yet he believed; 
his faith had to pierce the virginal veil of Mary.

So likewise with you! 
Under the veil of the Sacred Species your faith must see our Lord. 
Ask St. Joseph for his lively, constant faith."

St. Peter Julian Eymard

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