The Ultimate Yes Man (Mt 1:24)

19 Mar The Ultimate Yes Man (Mt 1:24)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners(FB).  Leaders.  Guest Authors.

“When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took his wife into his home.” ~ Mt 1:24 (full readings)

Rich’s Reflections:  Today’s Gospel is about St. Joseph’s “fiat”, which means “God’s will be done.”  Just as with the Blessed Virgin Mary, this was Joseph’s opportunity to say “yes” to the Lord.  Before the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in his dream, he was contemplating divorcing Mary, which would also mean he was divorcing Jesus, the Baby in Mary’s womb.  God the Father entrusted His only begotten Son, Jesus, to the care and protection of Joseph, and Joseph responded “yes.”  Through his instant and courageous obedience, Joseph defended the Infant Jesus from King Herod’s plan to kill Him (Mt 2:13).  Each of us also has an opportunity to say “yes” to the Lord by protecting children in and out of the womb.  Let’s not divorce ourselves from the unborn, but imitate the example of St. Joseph by being the protectors of life.  Say “yes” to the Lord with loving obedience by saying “yes” to life.

Faith Challenge:  Say “yes” to the Lord with loving obedience by saying “yes” to life.  Pray for the unborn and their mothers during Lent.

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Our Prayers: Prayer to end abortionLIFE Runners Creed & Patron Saint. Add Prayers. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, etc. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now. 

Feast Day:  St. Joseph

Faith Quote:  “St. Joseph was an ordinary sort of man on whom God relied to do great things. He did exactly what the Lord wanted him to do, in each and every event that went to make up his life.” ~ Blessed Josemaria Escriva

Through Christ our Lord,
James 1:22 

* Pray/Fast: Prayer connects us with God’s will & His miracles, changing us & helping others. Fast from things that take your eyes off Jesus. Those who pray together stay together, and close to God!
* Save Unborn (& family): Abortion (images) is #1 death cause (23% pregnancies). Jer 1:5. “A great poverty that a child must die that you might live as you wish.” Mother Teresa
* Evangelize: Make room for unbelievers & re-evangelization of self, by way of prayer (relationship) and following Christ’s example of love (service/sacrifice/mercy). Mt 28:19
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