June 19, 2013: In Honor of Fathers

~ by Mary Galvano

Christian Evangelist, Billy Graham once said, “A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” And he is so right. Fathers need to be praised and noticed for all the good that they do. It seems they have big shoes to fill these days competing in a world so unlike fathers before them.

Our society, especially our children, is in great need of real Fathers, and not just fathers in the domestic sense but also in our priests. “It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.” Pope John XXIII.

We need to pray for our fathers to be strong, faithful and protected from harm, and most importantly to be good leaders. They need our love and support, though, too. They need an arm around them saying that they are doing a great job and that we love them no matter what. They need to know that they are making a difference because this will keep them going. They must keep going. We need fathers!

This father’s day let us thank God Our Father for the fathers given to us here on earth and pray for those dads that are passed from this life. And don’t forget to say happy Father’s Day to the priests in our lives and thank them for being the good fathers and leaders that they are. I will leave you with a beautiful, truthful poem in honor of fathers.

Our Dad

God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle’s flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it…
Dad.
- Author Unknown

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Mary Galvano-Bajohr is a singer/songwriter, LPGA golf instructor, speaker and author. On the golf course she is a dedicated professional, but go to a Yankee game, a Pro-life event or other venue and you just might see her step up to the microphone and sing the National Anthem or the Ave Maria.

Visit Mary’s website at www.marygalvano.com.

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