St Joseph is a Father, the Father of Jesus and the Father of every man. Paradoxically, he shows this through being discrete. For indeed, the father is the one that gives. The one that gives absolutely ; which means that he chooses to disappear, thus running the risk of not being recognized in all he has given. St Joseph’s tragedy is -considering his capacity- the tragedy of the Eternal Father and the cross that every father has to carry : his discretion testifies to his paternity but he is reproached with it, as it is considered as an evidence of his having given nothing and of his being nothing.
Mary, you live St Joseph’s gift everyday in your attentive heart : do open our hearts to the gift of the Father.