St Joseph a righteous man

Mar 19, 2020

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March 19.  St Joseph was a honourable man and Joe, himself an honourable young married man, shared his thoughts in his men’s group.  “Not being married to Mary when she was found to be pregnant by right he could have left her. She could even have been severely punished. I believe that the responsibility to love and mercy overrides rights but is that all the time or only some of the time? I don’t really know what to say when you see the abuse of rights and the lawlessness that does happen all around us.“

Her husband being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame resolved to send her away quietly. But as he considered this an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. Matthew1:16 – 24.

Pope Francis:  Overcoming a legalistic perspective in Sacred Scripture justice is conceived essentially as the faithful abandonment of oneself to God’s will. FM20    Underlying the principle of the common good is respect for the human person as such, endowed with basic and inalienable rights ordered to his or her integral development.  LS 157. After reflecting consider an action response and end with prayer

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