Lent Reflection: 3rd Monday of Lent

March 20, 2017
Lent Reflection: 3rd Monday of Lent (March 20, 2017) - ‘Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home.’(Matthew 1:20)


St. Joseph is a great example of a person of faith. Matthew’s Gospel describes him as a man of honor, and he is faced with what is humanly a very difficult situation: his betrothed wife is expecting a baby and he is not the father. What must have been his thoughts and feelings when he found out? However, he is able to trust the voice in his dream.


  • Where do I hear God’s voice telling me not to be afraid? Am I able to trust? Or at least to pray for trust and courage? I will try to do this today.

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