Monday, June 19, 2017


Today, I read in the Divine Office Intercessions:

"Man was created to glorify God through his deeds." 

Yes he was. Immediately coming to mind was the old debate between faith and works, which is not a debate at all when it is understood as not an "either/or." 

But then immediately following that thought and almost without hesitation was a vision of my amazing eleven children. If there are any deeds I hope God will judge me on it is this. 

Not that I have done anything exceptional in raising them. Most of the time I was preoccupied with just how to survive, and not just financially, and was often confused on how to be a "good father." 

No, I hope God will judge me solely on my willingness to welcome them, to want them, to still want them, to always want them, and to want us all to be with Him in eternity forever. And that, for the rest of my life, is my mission...and yours (for your children) too. 
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