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St. Joseph

St. Joseph

In my church today is the feast day of St. Joseph. He is the husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus. I like St. Joseph. He is needed by Jesus and Mary, but Joseph does not call attention to himself nor make a big deal about himself. Also, he is at times clueless as to what is going on. But he sleeps well anyway because he has dreams and remembers them. So he get good REM sleep. His life has problems, questions, difficulties, but he does not take them to bed with him. All this I like. I want to be needed and on days when few read my blog I wonder. But I try not to be self-important. Joseph is the model. He did not need to be the center of attention. Play you role in life, when you find it, and you will be comfortable in your own skin. Then, it is OK not to know what is going on all the time. You don't have to compensate by being a helicopter dad or priest or parent or lover. I figure if I am supposed to know, I will be told somehow. With all this, I will sleep better. Plus, now I have a CPAP machine.

Fr. Terry's blog can be found at:

http://frterrysspiritualstuff.blogspot.com/

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