Chapter 6: The Arch of Life, St. Joseph hands on these tools himself.
Man’s work is to build a solid faith within himself and within his family. To build the arch of faith, man must go through the stages of Apprentice, Journeyman, and Master Carpenter, each of which generates varying degrees of self-awareness about one’s own faith. As we go through the stages of the arch of life, we come into a full union or awareness of our faith, resting easy in God’s grace and the truth it makes clear. The third stage calls to mind the trade that was handed down from St. Joseph to Jesus, just as our faith is handed down from our heavenly Father to us. Let’s look at our spiritual journey as it is outlined here in “the arch of life” and consider how it applies to the lives we lead and where we are personally in our own arch of life….