March 19, 2014
Feast of St. Joseph
St. Joseph

Treatise on Fatherhood

St. Joseph says: “Praise be to Jesus.”

“Today as I speak to you about fatherhood, I invite you to take as a perfect example the Eternal Now – the Father of all mankind. He is the perfection of Provision and Protection which all fathers need to emulate. God the Father is the Creator of the Universe and of all life. Indeed, He is the Supreme Giver of life and the Inspiration of Truth.”

“As the First Father, He gave us His Only Begotten Son to redeem mankind. All fathers need to pursue unselfish service to their families – devoted protection and unmitigated loyalty to those under their charge. These days, the attacks on marriage, even unto redefinition by law, have compromised the role of fatherhood and destroyed the sanctity of the family unit. The result is every sort of disorder and chaos in society.”

“In my day, the father firmly, lovingly held his place as the leader of the family. His role was not challenged. His esteem was not thwarted by misguided role models.”

“The good father is gentle, understanding, steadfast in righteousness – yet, never self-righteous. He is a firm model of the Truth; thus, a guide to consciences and a spiritual mentor. He holds no malice in his heart, but is the model of forgiveness.”

“I have come to affirm the fathers who live in Holy Love and to admonish those who oppose it. Be a sign of reconciliation with God and you will be on the right path to being a good father.”