Dominican Hermitage & Oratory of St’s Sebastian and Peregrine at Gevgelija town, Republic of Macedonia, Europe
Oh how happy and joyful energy God have created within me, to have that joy of the children in the Advent and Christmastide, and especially the role model for Christian families the role of the silent and humble St Joseph, my personal defender, my private revelations touch since my early vocational discernment long long go , about 35 years ago.
And now, in the circles of the liturgical year, the Divine Providence, and the influence of my beloved foster father of our Redeemer Jesus, his father on this earth, Joseph, who also spoke with angel, he had dreams, he followed the commands of what was important to be done, he have done so so much, such as taking care of a little girl Mary , than 16, with her pregnancy and infant baby Jesus, he even gave him from is property, divided to each equally as we read from the Tradition of the Holy Mother the Church.
This example, of working his job that he is teached and experienced, a carpenter, faithful to God, so deeply trusting to Him, been refugees to Egypt, even when we pray sometimes depends on the 7 sorrows of our Lady, in those mysteries we can encounter and unite with Joseph.
Jesus’ holy family, his silent deeply devoted faithful mother, and his foster father, example of chastity, example of sincere and true faith.
Today, lets pray for the broken families, for the families that are not recognized as such, for the children that need parental protection, to pray for better environment for the children, you dear beloved parents who struggle to fulfill your daily duty, you who silently work the job, not for the earthly master or owner, but for the God, you mothers in raising your children in faith, always teaching them about GOD, FOR God, consecrate your home duties, and especially the needs for better Christian raising of the children.
As God have plans for each and every one of us, protecting our free will, we are not robots, as we read in the Gospel according John 3:13-18, that He personally have a plan for us, we are created for a reason, as we read in Jeremiah 29:11 future and hope and in Hebrews 12:1-13 we are not illegitimate kids, but partakers of His holiness.
In Nehemiah 8:10 Do not sorrow for the joy of the Lord is your strength. In Hebrews again 11:6 Rewarded of those who diligently seek Him.
To seek Him as Joseph, Mary and Jesus, as in 1Samoil 15:22-23 to obey is better than sacrifice, to be in obedience just as we see how Joseph, followed the plans and task that th angel spoke to him in dream and in personal revelation.
Because God have promises for the humble in Collossians 3:18-25, been humble as Joseph and our Virgin Mary, our Lady, like Jesus, we have grantee in Proverbs 9:10-11 and promise in Psalm 16:11, to knowledge God as in John 17:3, but lets first come back to what we have in the gospels about Jospeh and Mary, their obedience, deep true faith, trusting God, because our first home church is our family, start the devotions in your secret inner room, recite rosary at home, teach your children of example of prayer, that’s how JESUS start at home with his parents., who is Father and Son and Holy Ghost, Amen.