In our times there are many obstacles to faith, but a man of St. Joseph is a man who is seeking the Lord in his life: “You will seek me and you will find me when you seek me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 9:13)
Our Lord Jesus came to show us God’s love and so we discover our role as a man who serves the needs of other rather than seeking power and privilege (Lk. 22:25ff). However, this call is not a burden carried by the self-reliant, rather, it is a man who receives the support of companions who “encourage one another and build each other up” (1Thes. 5:11) and abide in God’s strength (John 15). As a result, a man of St. Joseph is fulfilled by discovering and joyfully living out God’s purposes for his life (Col. 1:9- 12). In short, St. Joseph was the closest man to Jesus, and so like St. Joseph we are seeking to become men who are committed to Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
A Man of St. Joseph holds up Christian ideals, attributes, and he promises to be faithful in his baptismal call.