Thought of the Day May 1, 2017

By 9:40 AM

"Saint Joseph was a just man, a tireless worker, the upright guardian of
those entrusted to his care. May he always guard, protect and enlighten
families." (St. Pope John Paul II) In response to the Communist May Day
celebration, the Church established this Feast of St. Joseph the Worker. In
doing so, the Church seeks to reflect on the true dignity and sanctity of
work and of workers. In the role of worker, St. Joseph is our model. Next to
Mary, he was given the special privilege to provide for, protect and form
Jesus in his human work ethics. In the many, threatening difficulties Joseph had to put
up with to fulfill his charge, we hear no complaints, only see total
commitment. Work was not a drudgery of necessity but an offering of joy.
How do we see our work, as a ministry or as a burden? Pray to St. Joseph when you work to experience his incites, appreciation and joy in work.

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