St. Joseph, good father, prepared Jesus for his passion by going ahead on this path of oblation. St. Joseph is the man of the Cross, the one who carried it in his heart until the heartbreak, until death. He had acquired such an intimate knowledge of this mystery of love, he was so closely united to it that one should not say of Joseph that he carried his cross but that the Cross supported him and lead him to a perfect knowledge of the Father, just as it has raised the Son to the heavenly Father. The first, Joseph knew the bright and glorious cross of his son, the victorious cross that leads him towards the Father.
St. Joseph, teach me to love the Cross of our Lord Jesus!