Every generation in every century has thought their battles against Satan to be the worst, and so too will future generations of the Church. And while God has won the war, we still must fight the battles to save souls. Let us not hesitate to call upon St. Joseph frequently as God has intentionally made him part of His providential plan for us.
The human body, as well as the human individual, is now believed to be a means to an end rather than an end in itself. That ultimate end is no longer eternal happiness in God but, rather, emotional and carnal satisfaction in the present. The human’s consciousness is focused on what they are rather than ‘who’.
Tracing Jesus’ holy lineage, we find there is much to ponder in this union of Mary and Joseph as husband and wife. The Holy Family is not only the model for all families, the Holy Spouses are the greatest intercessors for them.
Upon the birth of Jesus and thereafter, Mary and Joseph weren’t prepared for anything they experienced. Neither were the shepherds, the Magi, or even Herod. Each was going about their normal daily life, not realizing their own part in salvation history.
What part do I want to play in salvation history?