We love St. Joseph for many reasons.
St. Joseph mirrors in himself the goodness of God, as Joseph showed forth this goodness in his actions toward Mary and toward Jesus. We can also love Joseph because he was a man considered worthy by God to be the husband of Mary and the father of Jesus. We can love him because he met God’s call so generously. We can love him because he was willing to give up his own will for the sake of God’s will. We can love him because he immolated himself as a martyr of obedience to God’s will; every action of his life shows that what he did, he did for the love of Mary and of Jesus; and in that, perhaps, most of us will find our greatest reason for loving him-that his first and last thoughts were for Mary and for Jesus. Rev. Francis L. Filas, S. J.