Our Father, who art in heaven…
I will be a father to him and he will be a son to Me; when he does wrong, I will discipline him with a rod of men and with strokes of sons of mankind, but My favor shall not depart from him, as I took it away from Saul, whom I removed from you.(2 Samuel 7:14-15)
Chesterton on fathers
I came across two intriguing quotes on fathers by Chesterton, one of which I can find no source for, nevertheless it is so encouraging I share with you anyway.
“All men are ordinary men; the extraordinary men are those who know it.”
G.K. Chesterton, The Uses of Diversity
“God chooses ordinary men for fatherhood to accomplish His extraordinary plan.”
A blessed day of remembering all our sacrificial Fathers – especially our Lord and our priests. And those who are the quiet ones who give all and pattern themselves after St. Joseph and who obey that wonderful measure God gave us in James 1:27. God bless you all for taking the lead for us to follow with gratitude! Finally, To the one who sets the example for all “Our Father”, God Almighty! Glory and honor be to Him who has done everything for us!