23 Dec Fatherless Child (Mal 3:24) by Dr. Rich Reich
“To turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers.” ~ Mal 3:24 (full readings)
Rich’s Reflections: In today’s culture, there are many fatherless children. This may be true even for children whose father still lives in the same house, but places their work or mistress at a higher priority than their family. The job of a father is to represent God the Father to his wife and children. This is such a critical and irreplaceable role in a child’s life that it is greatly under attack by Satan and his pawns who shape the modern, secular culture. God the Father loves all people with an everlasting love. Fathers are called to teach this truth to their children through their constant fatherly love. God the Father knows what His people need and provides for them without fail. Fathers are likewise called to faithfully spend their lives trusting in God’s provision for their family and working diligently to provide for their children. Pray that all fathers have a greater faith in God’s ability to provide for all their children (present and future).
* Dr. Rich Reich is the co-founder of the National LIFE Runners Team. He is married to Erica and lives in Colorado Springs, CO. Full bio..
Faith Challenge: By their trust or fear, fathers teach their children to trust God the Father or not. Pray for fathers, to trust in God at all times.
Counter-Culture News: LifeSiteNews, LifeNews, American Family, Vatican, Project Rachel..
Our Prayers: Pray LIFE Runners Creed to End Abortion. Add Prayers. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, unceasingly. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.
Feast Day: St. John of Kanty
Faith Quote: “Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad.” ~ Anne Geddes
Through Christ our Lord,