March 19 - St. Joseph, husband of Mary
Each year his parents went to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover, and when he was twelve years old, they went up according to festival custom. After they had completed its days, as they were returning, the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it. Thinking that he was in the caravan, they journeyed for a day and looked for him among their relatives and acquaintances, but not finding him, they returned to Jerusalem to look for him. After three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions, and all who heard him were astounded at his understanding and his answers (Luke 2: 41-47).
Jesus’ life was about God and His will and this takes a lot of humility. It is easy to be selfish. That takes no virtue. But to put God first no matter how old you are, now that takes inner strength.
Lord, you lived the life that I want to live – one of virtue, strength and service. Never let me give up!
Impact Sports: Am I strong enough to encourage a teammate to be more virtuous in a charitable manner?
Impact Life: Do I listen to music too loud on my ipod damaging my ears?