Of St. Joseph, Scripture seems to tell us little, but what it says is of the greatest weight.
We know that Joseph was a “just man,” and that justice entails the right ordering of all things, in perfect submission to God and nature.
We know that Joseph’s thoughts were so intensely focused on doing God’s will, that God visited him multiple times with heavenly messengers.
And we know that Joseph obeyed the Lord’s will instantly and completely as soon as it was known to him.
Since God is eternal, the words he inspires in one author can help us to understand what he says (or implies) through another.
Consider the relevance of Psalm 111 to our understanding of what kind of man Christ chose to be his father on earth:
Finally, please take a few moments to enjoy this rendering of the Psalm by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), performed by Collegium 1704:
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