| St George fighting the Dragon--that's more|
like my idea of the "Terror of Demons"!
But, really: St. Joseph? You'd think the title "terror of demons" would belong to the more ferocious saints, like St. Michael the Archangel, St. George, or even St. James the Moorslayer.
Instead, it is the meek carpenter who makes the underworld tremble. You have to admit he has a track record. Just ask Herod the Great about the toddler who escaped his minions' swords.
|Another holy terror: St.|
James (the Apostle), depicted
as "the Moorslayer."
comes within reach of this supernatural black hole risks getting swept in and finding that their life will no longer be entirely their own. That's precisely what rouses St. Joseph's manly ire: His foster-Son "came that they might have life" and Joseph has no intention of letting Christ's love for them be thwarted by some faux-intellectual "transgressive performance."
Of course, it wouldn't be a bad idea to invoke St. Michael, while we're at it.