Today on Father's Day I pray that I become a better husband for my wife and a better father to my children. The Lord knows that I have lots of room for improvement. I pray that I am a good Christian example for my children, and that I help lead them to holiness and not lead them astray. I also pray in thanksgiving for my father, John. He has been and continues to be a great example for me. Dad - Thank you! I love you so much! I also want to thank my Grandfathers, especially Grandpa Duquaine, who is now suffering from cancer. I have so many great memories from childhood through the present of Grandpa Duquaine. He sure knows how to tell great stories. His time on earth may not be much longer, but I know that he will live forever with God in heaven when his time does come. What a wonderful and holy Christian man is my Grandpa Duquaine. Grandpa, I love you and my prayers are with you. If you read this, I selfishly ask that you keep me in your prayers as well. (We all can use prayer especially from good and holy people such as my Grandpa.)
Don't forget to wish your priests a happy Father's Day as well as they are our spiritual fathers. Please keep all fathers in your prayers. The role of fathers in the family is being diminished by our culture today, but fathers are absolutely necessary for raising good and well rounded children. Children need a positive male influence in their lives and need that love of a father. We have a great responsibility to our children, fathers, to be spiritual leaders in our families. Let us never forget this great responsibility. Our actions or inactions can have a great impact on not just ourselves but on our children and family. Be a great Christian example for your children by what you say and most importantly by how you live. Love God and teach your children to do the same. Happy Father's Day!