On the Feast of Saint Joseph it is the custom in some places to bless bread, pastries, and other food and give a large portion of it to the poor. Many parishes have a Saint Joseph’s Table – Italian food is often a favorite for this celebration.
Always a blessing to celebrate a feast with a shared meal
Today’s Lenten though is on Mercy from Abraham Lincoln.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
The blessing of ripe and not yet ripe apples
The more alert we become to the blessing that flows into us through everything we touch, the more our own touch will bring blessing.
-David Steindl-Rast, A Listening Heart