Wednesday, March 19, 2014

2 Samuel 7:4-5a, 12-14a & 16, Psalm 89:2-5, 27 & 29, Romans 4:13, 16-18 & 22, Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24a

FEAST OF ST. JOSEPH 

DAILY HOLY MASS READINGS

2 Samuel 7:4-5a, 12-14a & 16, Psalm 89:2-5, 27 & 29, 
Romans 4:13, 16-18 & 22, Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24a



2 Samuel 7:4-5a, 12-14a & 16

 My Beloved, my Lord and my God, the promised made to David that most beautiful promise made to him found its fulfillment in You and in the most exemplary Holy Family in Nazareth.  God made His dwelling place among men in a most humble abode, yet no earthly palace was more glorious a place than that little home.  God walked among men in human form and heaven came down to earth when You were born of the Virgin.  St. Joseph was appointed to be Your foster dad and to provide with the work of his hands for You and for her, his most chase spouse..

You reign in heaven, You reigned on earth, You reigned on the Cross and You will come again and all will acclaim and proclaim Your Lordship.  Maranatha Lord Jesus! Maranatha!

Psalm 89:2-5, 27 & 29

My Beloved, in this Psalm once again we read how God will establish His reign through a descendant of David.  You are faithful and Your Word is true.  It stands firm forever.  You Father God are our Rock of safety, our comfort, our deliverer, You are our hope on which we stand firm.  All Your promises are true, they are God's Yes and Amen through You.  The Father's love for You my Beloved not only endures forever, but it encompasses us as well for we are members of Your body.

Romans 4:13, 16-18 & 22

Everything my Beloved begins in faith.  God spoke to Abraham, he believed and put all his hope and trust in God and was obedient to him.  All is faith and this faith made possible only through the grace of God.  We merit nothing on the strength of our works for of themselves they are just filthy rags before God.

When all seemed hopeless yet Abraham believed.  His heart was breaking and yet he was obedient believing in God's promises to him.  Through his faith he won God's favor not only for himself but for all people for all time.

Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24a

Dear St. Joseph, guardian of Jesus and Mary.  I entrust all the children in my family to your intercession with Jesus.  Surely He who obeyed you on earth will hasten to grant your petitions for those who approach you in love.

St. Joseph, pray for us.


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