19 Jun MagniFriday Our Father; Ahead of Father’s Day (Ps 34:3) by Jimmy Mack
“O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.” ~ Ps 34:3 (full readings)
Jimmy’s Reflections: As a Father I have tried to lead my family to magnify the Lord with me. To extol His name together. To plant and water the seeds that each member of my family will, when I am gone, exalt His name forever in their lives. Fathers: the spiritual heads of the household. Maybe you have great memories of your father. We could jog around the track sharing about the great things our fathers have done. Or perhaps you haven’t had the best experience with your father. We could drag around the track ranting about where each of our fathers fell short. Maybe you saw your father in unpleasant circumstances. In God’s infinite plan He allowed you to have the physical father you have. It is our call to bless our fathers; it is the fourth commandment too. This commandment comes a blessing: that your days may be prolonged in the land which the Lord your God gives you. It’s Friday: Father’s Day is coming!
* Jimmy is married to Peggy; they have six children. He is a Project Manager for a software communications company. Jimmy is active with the Daughters of Saint Paul and an avid fan of Contemporary Christian Music..
Faith Challenge: To prepare for Father’s Day, click on these links to help you pray and prepare to make this weekend special; Morgan Cryar song “Father” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pErs-GVUmvs and “Oh Magnify the Lord” by the late Roby Duke: http://wn.com/Roby_Duke__Not_The_Same__Oh_Magnify_the_Lord
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. Romuald
Faith Quote: “Those who honor their father will have joy…, and when they pray they are heard. Those who respect their father will live a long life”~ Book of Sirach 3:5-6
Through Christ our Lord,