ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD THIRD FRIDAY of EASTER TIME ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER – PATRON OF THE CHURCH May 1, 2020 WORD of the DAY He came to his native place and taught the people in their synagogue. They were astonished* and said, “Where did this man get such wisdom and mighty deeds? Is he not the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother named Mary and his brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas? Are not his sisters all with us? Where did this man get all this?” (Matthew 13: 54-56) How shall I live this Word? Ours is a small world, ever smaller. We know everything about everyone, about everything we have something to say, about everyone we have heard something, about everyone we already know what they will say or do … and we do not forgive or let anything pass, in fact some people not only know but also think they know their thoughts and their desires. We are always ready to catalog others, to close them in blocked patterns from which they cannot escape. Nobody amazes us anymore and we don’t expect anything new from anyone. Even the contemporaries of Jesus had this same...