however, remains the same.
Today is the feast of St Joseph, the carpenter and the foster father of Jesus.
St. Joseph, the patron saint of workers.
If the early life of Jesus was like that of other boys of his time, he would have worked at the side of his father, learning the skills of a carpenter, learning to work with his hands, learning the pride that comes from crafting something out of raw material, learning the satisfaction of producing something that will enhance the lives of others.
Maybe it was because his hands touched the wood and the tools, that he could later touch the hearts of so many.
St Joseph taught him the dignity of work.
He taught him that all people deserve to be treated with respect.
Today, the tools and the work setting have changed, but Joseph's lessons still hold true.
There is dignity in all work.