Abraham’s Listening Heart

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There is a tremendous difference between telling God your plans and God telling His plan for you. Compared to God’s plan for us, our own plans are anemic, small minded, limited in scope. God’s plans for us are beyond what we can ever hope for or imagine. (See Eph 3) To move past the tendency of “following our own plan” …

Discovering Your Purpose II: Listening

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It has been said that we have two ears and one mouth, indicating that we should listen at least twice as much as we talk. It has also been said that when we are in the presence of someone more knowledgeable and intelligent than ourselves we should listen more than we speak. If we apply these principles to our relationship …

Discovering Your Purpose Through Silence

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“God’s first language is silence.” (St. John of the Cross) To become fathers like God the Father, to become like God, we must know God; to know God we must be able to communicate with Him, and to communicate with Him we must speak His language: the language of silence. To speak with God demands that we humble ourselves before …

The Glorious Deficiency of Fatherhood

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Often, when we think of the word ‘Saint’ we envision a holy priest, a bishop, a sister like Mother Theresa, or a Pope like John Paul II. With the exception of St. Joseph, infrequently does a father come to mind. Although many fathers have been canonized, whose example the Church lauds and extols, and though there have existed saints who …

How do I obtain the Light of Fatherhood?

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We’ve all, at some point in our lives, made the mistake of walking in the dark. Often the result is a stubbed toe, a knocked head, or worse a fall down the stairs. Our Lord gives us night walkers some apt advice, “The man who walks in the dark does not know where he is going.” (John 12:35) but, “A …

What is the Glory of Your Fatherhood?

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There are literally hundreds of millions of fathers in the world. Fatherhood is like oxygen; it is all around us. It can easily be misinterpreted as something common and even go unnoticed. Yet if we dig deeper we will discover that just as a person cannot survive without oxygen, the world cannot survive without fatherhood. So what is it that …