I got a request recently to draw a picture of Joseph with Jesus, and I loved doing it (sorry about the grainy quality, though– I’m not sure what happened, I’ll try and fix it). Anyway, drawing this gave me a chance to reflect on fatherhood– I think a lot of the time we (or I, at least) focus on Mary and Jesus’ relationship, and forget about Joseph. What a man he must have been, to raise the Son of God! A lot of us need fathers in this troubled world, and while God is, of course, Our Father, don’t be afraid to pray for Saint Joseph’s intercession too. If anyone was a role model for an earthly father, I’m sure it was him. God bless!
[author] [author_image timthumb='on']http://www.ignitumtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Elaine-Golden-e1313149812584.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Elaine Golden is seventeen and absolutely loves drawing. She focuses on religious art using pencils and charcoals, but tries many new things. You can check out more of her work at Drawing the Line. Please contact her through her website if you have requests or would like to own some of her art.[/author_info] [/author]