Ordinary Time, 12th Sunday (A) We just finished our 10th annual walking pilgrimage from Oconto to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, WI. Eleven people, five days, 56 miles, 150,000 steps and a load of blessings. We experienced the loving providence of God along the road in water, weather, and BOGO pints of custard. God is not a deadbeat Dad too busy running the universe to pay attention to His children. He is a loving Father who listens, cares for, protects and provides for his children.

The perfection of manhood is fatherhood. Fathers should reflect the Fatherhood of God. Know that God loves you, He cares for you, and He hears you. Pray for men to be good fathers, to protect and provide and guide us in the ways of God. Know that God the Father receives your prayers.

(21 Jun 2020)

Going Deeper: Next time you pray the Our Father, picture God the Father hearing you and receiving your prayer.