02_Pillar of Families, St. Joseph Series
Summary: Every man is called to fatherhood and priesthood by virtue of his masculinity. Like Abraham, the Father of Faith, whose faith was "accounted" to him as righteousness, St. Joseph's accumulated acts of sacrificial faith in his role of father and priest of the Holy Family formed him and made him capable for his larger role as the Pillar of Families for the whole Church.<br> In accepting and receiving our men, faults and all--husbands, sons, priests, fathers--we receive Joseph, in a sense. We participate in nurturing their role as priests and fathers knowing that St. Joseph works through them on our behalf in, with, and through Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Debbie S and Jeannette H, for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content!<br> <br> <br> LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary’s own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja’s method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary. <br> <br> Because I wrote a special LOVE the Word® section for it, my listeners get the Ave Maria Press Notetaking Bible at a discount! Use code CORBITTBIBLE at this link, and get the imitation leather edition for $55 (I have this one) or the hardcover edition for $45.<br> <br> Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)<br> <br> <br> <br> Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.)<br> Accepting our men faults and all does not mean accepting abuse or being a doormat. Rather, it means receiving who they are--their personalities and temperaments, talents and gifts, roles and decisions--without trying to control or change them. Our husbands, sons, priests, and dads are imperfect as we are imperfect, but they are God's provision for us, as OT Joseph and St. Joseph illustrate. How does St. Joseph encourage you to accept and receive the men in your life, faults and all? In what little ways can you communicate to them your acceptance of who they are, today?<br> Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.)<br> Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin.<br> Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!)<br> Remember, O most pure spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, my great protector, Saint Joseph, that no one ever had recourse to your protection, or implored your aid without obtaining relief. Confiding therefore in your goodness, I come before you. Do not turn down my petitions, foster father of the Redeemer, but graciously receive them. Amen +<br> What we discussed | Show Notes<br> Overview:<br> Minutes 00:12:00 – Tracing the twelve tribes back to Abraham, the Father of Faith<br> Minutes 12:01-24:00 – What it means that Abraham's faith was "accounted" to him as righteousness<br> Minutes 24:01-36:00 – St. Joseph as model of fatherhood<br> Minutes 36:01-48:00 – Unpacking Psalm 105 and Isaiah 22 as history and prophecy of the two Josephs<br> <br> Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app!<br> <br> Facebook Discussion Community<br> We’re talking over on the Bible Study Evangelista Facebook Discussion page. Come chat with us.<br> Read the Transcript<br> Click here for a written transcript of this episode.