Daily homily thoughts, 7/12

Go to Joseph. Those words we find in the first reading today. Pharaoh directs all who are hungry to “go to Joseph” for food, as he had appointed Jospeh the one in charge of the food rations. We traditionally have repurposed those words, “Go to Joseph,” to relate to the second Jospeh–that is, St. Joseph. He is a ready intercessor. He works quickly and they say it is best to be direct and specific with him. I took a page from Pope Francis, who every day puts his prayer intentions under a statue of St. Joe. A good and pious practice! Go to Joseph. Amen.