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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

ST. JOSEPH THE POWERFUL INTERCESSOR

Here comes a story which tells us that St. Joseph is the most powerful intercessor. The story goes like this;
There was a man who lived his life in vain, drinking all the time and doing nothing. But he was a great devote of St. Joseph. He honored St. Joseph very much and was very faithful to pray to Him. One fine day the drunkard died and went to the gate of heaven and knocked at the door. St. Peter appeared solemnly and was shocked to see the drunkard at the gate heaven.
St. Peter: How dare you are to come here, you sinful man. Don’t you know that heaven is for such type of people? Your place is in hell. Go there and you will be welcomed.
The man: Ho! No, St. Peter, you are mistaken. I am supposed to be in heaven and that is why I have come here.
St. Peter: who told you that you are supposed to be in heaven?
The Man: it was St. Joseph who told me to come to heaven.
St. Peter: whoever must have told you but I will never allow you to enter into heaven.
(Meanwhile St. Joseph passed from there and heard his name being mentioned.)
St. Joseph: what happened peter? Can I help you in any way?
St. Peter: did you tell this man to come here?
St. Joseph: Oh! Yes…yes….indeed, I am the one who called him, he is a great devotee of mine.
St. Peter: well then, but I will never permit this man in.
(St. Joseph made a sign to the man to enter into heaven through the window. One fine day, as St. Peter was taking a walk, he was once again shocked to see the man inside.)
St. Peter: in spite of my warning, still how dare you are to enter into heaven. Just now get out.
The man: (with fear and trembling) don’t worry, I will get out, but please call St. Joseph, I will tell him and go.
St. Joseph: please allow this man to be in, I am the one who told him to come through the window.
St. Peter: if you cannot remain without this man, then you too may go out.
St. Joseph: Ok! If that is the case, I am ready to go out with him. By the way, I cannot go alone, I have to take my wife and my son along with me.
(Mary and Jesus were ready to go out with St. Joseph, as they were leaving heaven, St. Peter realizes his mistakes.)
St. Peter: ho! What is this? If you are not going to be here, then heaven will not be a heaven. Please forgive me and do not go away, along with you take this man too.
 This does not mean that we can do anything and pray to St.Joseph, but the moral of the story is that God does not want any of his children to be lost.

(Greetings from the provincial of the Carmelite Missioanries )
On the solemnity of St. Joseph let us turn our gaze towards him a man of no words but great deeds. In this noisy world of ours it is good that we learn to appreciate and practice the spirit of silence and surrender. St. Joseph realized his worth in listening to the gentle voice of an angel and rendered his service to Mary and Jesus without counting the cost. Let pray that St. Joseph will intercede for each one of us who desire to be humble and pleasing people at the sight of God.
Happy  Feast to all of you
 

4 comments:

  1. John 14:6 says, "..Jesus answered, “I (Jesus) am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.."
    In Bible after Luke 2:50, (till Jesus' 12 years of age) there is no mention of Jesus' earthly father Joseph, absolutely no mention. He was not seen even during Jesus' sufferings and death. I am appealing to you all, never ever put Jesus and his suffering to shame. Because, we can enter into heaven only through Jesus Christ. Jesus only paid for all our sins. Jesus is the only redeemer. God allows anyone into Heaven only through His Son Jesus. Do not misguide the unknown people and preach a different gospel other than that what Jesus asked us to do. No Saints or Any ministers or Pastors or Reverent Fathers can be a redeemer or intercessor.

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