Happy Father’s Day to all our fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers and godfathers (and, I might add, to all the priests who are your spiritual fathers!). When we think of fathers I think many adjectives come to mind: strong, faithful, loving, wise, patient, a good provider, a role-model, a gentleman, etc. I wonder if most of us fathers realize that one of the best things we can be for our children is to be deeply spiritual? A deeply spiritual man is truly what our world and our families need now. To be spiritual is not to be weak but to have the strength that comes from being in right relationship with God. It means to know the right thing to do and then to do it. It means that we put others - wife and children - first and find satisfaction in living a sacrificial life. It means not having all the answers but having the wisdom to turn to God for the answers. It means that we have our priorities straight and strive to put them into practice. I hope all of us have known good, holy, deeply spiritual men in our lives. And fathers, I hope your children see all these things in you!
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