Joseph recognizes the dignity of Mary and stands in awe of it. Likely without fully understanding, he is confident enough in God’s love to embrace a mystery.

The implications of embracing this mystery were personal for St. Joseph as well as you and me. Do we have the strength and courage that he displayed? Can I believe in something that I don’t always understand?

O God, please hear the intercession of St. Joseph on my behalf. May Your Spirit inspire me to be as faithful and just as he was.