Joseph Pondering

Joseph pondering the needs of the world

This week, on a day packed with very important zoom meetings (which seems like everyday of late, begging the question of how important they can actually be), I spotted this tableau on my way through the house.

Joseph, standing tall. The caption that came to me was “Joseph pondering the needs of the world.”

Given the caption, the needs of the world are pretty big, and Joseph, while standing tall, can barely peek into the top of the jar/well/container.

(What you don’t know is that Joseph has a broken foot, super glued back into place).

So here is Joe.
Standing tall, but barely taller than the needs of the world.
Standing on a broken, haphazardly fixed, ceramic foot.
Looking tenderly upon the needs of our broken world.
The needs of the family of God.
His family.

Don’t know about you, but I found this very comforting.

St. Joseph, pray for the people of God, your family. We need your prayers and intercession!

1 thought on “Joseph Pondering

  1. Thank you for the beautiful reflection! I love St. Joseph! My grandfather’s name was Joe, and after he died, my grandmother (who lived next door to us in a double block) had a statue of St. Joseph. She had a stroke one day when I was a kid, and fell over, breaking the statue. The sound was how my mom and dad knew to come and help her. I don’t claim that this is supernatural, but to me it is a picture of the ideal of always being there for your family, however is necessary.

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