Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

St. Joseph
Giovanni Battista Caracciolo, Saint Joseph and the Child Jesus

Picture source here

to my dear father whom I speak call "Daddy",
my dear husband,
my dear brothers,
my dear father in law,
my dear brothers in law,
my dear uncles,
our dear priests all over the world,
and to all of my dear blog visitors who are fathers.

What is a father's great task?
To bring himself and his family to God.
That task requires self-discipline, wisdom, patience,
strength and understanding.

Small minds and hearts of children are not easy to guide;
adolescent minds and hearts are bewildered and battered at times;
the minds and hearts of young adults are often lost
or too embarrassed to seek guidance.

For them a father is a steady example
of perseverance and good,
a beacon for wondering and wandering minds.

How could a father's task be done
unless he remembered his children were created
by a loving, wise and merciful God
who is with his children - and with him?
Source here


Marie said...

It is not Fathers day here till September but I wish all fathers in other countries a....


Peace, JOY & Love to you Esther:)

Marie xooxox

EC Gefroh said...

Well, I hope your dead dad had a nice day anyway Marie.
Peace and love to you too.