“Holy Family was trinity on earth which in a certain way represented the Blessed Trinity itself” ST. Francis de Sales.
Dr. Scott Hahn explains in his book Joy to the World - How Christ's Coming Changed Everything (and Still Does), that “Joseph, in his earthly relationship with Jesus, was an earthly image of the Heavenly Father"(p. 153-154 )
That brings us back to, Saint Joseph...
A few days ago my sister and I were talking about what I had learned about the Virgin Mary and she asked me "what about ST. Joseph? Why don't we hear much about him?" I gave her a quick answer, but to be honest I needed more information. Today as I was reading Dr. Hahn’s book, it made sense to me that Joseph was the image of the Heavenly Father within the Holy Family. Therefore, His silence made sense as well.
If a father and his son both work in the same industry, the father will step aside and let his son take all the work. Any loving father puts his son first. If given the choice between him and his son without a doubt the father will choose his son! So, the father will step back in joy, he will observe his son’s work in silence, and he will pull all the stings he has in order to insure that his son grows in the industry without anyone noticing that he is pulling these strings.
Saint Joseph... why don’t we hear much from him or about him?
Well, if he mirrors God the Father in the Holy Family then ST. Joseph is working in silence to insure His son grows in His ministry. He was always vigilant over Jesus, he worked behind the scenes to ensure that God’s plan for salvation is carried out in the way God wishes it to be. ST. Joseph got up in the middle of the night to ensure the safety of the Holy Family. In silence he worked wishing that the center of the family is always Jesus, much like God the Father does in the New Testament. In the Old Testament God the Father spoke to the prophets by means of revelations, He conversed with them. In the New Testament we only hear the voice of the Heavenly Father when He is pointing to Jesus as His son.
So "what about ST. Joseph?" Why don't we hear much about him?" Well, ST. Joseph mirrored God the Father within the Holy Family; therefore, His silence wasn't due to lack of importance, but rather a silence of a father paving the way for His child.
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Hey! I am Rita A. Saikali. This is my humble experience with my wonderful Jesus. Thank you for reading.