The human family, like the Family of God, also needs a mother and a father.
Fathers are the foundation of families, they give them identity and meaning in both life and in death. On this weekend when we stop the frenetic pace of life to honor and remember fathers, we have an opportunity to reflect on what really matters most in our lives. They are a gift to be received and we should thank them if they are still with us. If not, we should still thank them, honor them, remember them and learn all we can from the example of their lives.
“The chaste spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the earthly father of Jesus” Joseph was the head of the Holy Family…”
We have said that the mysteries of Christmas and Pentecost have given humanity a true conception of God. Obviously, this gift is only for those who have received it.
Take time for your needs…to cry, to be angry, to be alone. Take time for yourself. Enjoy your own company. Buy yourself a Christmas present; something you want, not need. Be kind and loving to yourself.