Fathers' Blessing - Sunday, June 21, 2020

Sunday, June 21, 2020
Fathers' Blessing
I give thanks for all expressions of fatherly love.

My relationship with my father may have been positive and nurturing or difficult and challenging. He may have been a strong presence during my childhood, or he may have been absent. We may be part of each other’s lives today, we may be estranged, or he may have passed from earthly life. Whatever our circumstances, I bless my father and I see him enfolded in divine love.

As I honor my father, I also honor all the father figures who have helped guide me along my path. Family members, teachers, neighbors, clergy, employers, and friends—I bless them as I recall all the ways each one, in a unique way, has modeled strength, guidance, wisdom, and patience. Their presence remains with me thanks to their gifts of fatherly love.

I have taught you the way of wisdom; I have led you in the paths of uprightness.—Proverbs 4:11