Pro Family, Pro Dignity
June 15, 2018
Vocations Assembly on Labour Day
June 15, 2018

My father’s child

I never thought I would make a good father, far less a good husband, but now, 17 years later I think I might be on to something.

My children have taught me what it means to be a father; my wife has taught me what it means to be a husband; and courtesy of the three of them, I believe I may have found the formula for sainthood.

Through them, I have learnt to be patient with myself and with them. I have learnt how to love each one in their uniqueness, and collectively as family. I have learnt generosity and what it means to give until it hurts. I have learnt that forgiven wives forgive easier, and that loved children love more.

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