Today is the Solemnity of St. Joseph! Saints and sinners alike are devoted to this patron of the universal Church, and rightfully so. As the guardian of the holy family, he certainly had experience enough in his own life to faithfully guard and guide us all.
Indeed, St. Joseph can identify with a great number of struggles that the rest of us encounter—scandal, confusion, exile, poverty, and the list goes on. Here was a man who, guided by light and grace, overcame obstacles and defied the odds to fulfill the divine will.
St. Joseph gives hope to those who come after him in our own earthly journey, for his God is our God. Pray for us, St. Joseph, that we may come to rejoice with you in heaven!