A mighty oak begins its life as a small acorn in the ground. It takes many years to fully develop. The kingdom of God began the same way. A simple carpenter gathered disciples, preached and taught and healed. Today that kingdom of believers on earth consists of more than a billion men, women, and children, not to mention the billions in heaven and purgatory. For many years, Jesus was guarded, protected, and cared for not only by Mary, but also by Joseph the foster father of Jesus. Today we celebrate Father’s Day and remember those men who are, or were, our fathers or father figures in our growth to maturity. Today, our families need good fathers more than ever. Let us pray to our heavenly Father in thanks for the blessings received from our earthly fathers. Let us also pray for new fathers that they may imitate the virtues of St. Joseph and become strong, loving, and wise.
- Fr. Carl
“You do not know the resources of
God’s providence for those who put
their trust in him.”
- The Cure D’Ars