When I think of St. Joseph, the words strength, safety, comfort, and love come to mind. What’s interesting to me about that is that my impression is purely based only on St. Joseph’s actions – not on his words. I think when the evangelists were infused with the Holy Spirit to write the Bible, God purposely didn’t have them include anything St. Joseph said. I think he wanted St. Joseph to serve as a role model for humanity to show that we can often say more with our actions than we can with our words.
Keeping this thought in mind, I couldn’t help but notice the actions of several of our retired diocesan priests as they visited our Residents following our annual Feast of St. Joseph Mass on March 19. As I observed them, it was touching to see them listen to each of our Residents one by one with such interest and care. What a wonderful way to celebrate St. Joseph’s Feast – by imitating his example and letting their actions speak louder than their words.
Until next time,