Faith, Family, and Fatherhood — Daily Meditations

Jesus, Aslan, and the Last Battle

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Jesus, Aslan, and the Last Battle
Friday October 13th, 2017

Luke 11:15-26

When our children were much younger I would read the Chronicles of Narnia to the boys each night before bed. Althoughthey were too young to appreciate the fullness of the stories, they enjoyed them tremendously. They loved the battles, kings, princes, talking beasts, and of course Aslan (the Christ figure of the stories). It's hard to chose a favorite out of...

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Teach Me!

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Teach Me!
Wednesday October 11th, 2017

St. John XXIII

Luke 11:1-4

I pride myself on being a "self-made man". I have taught myself many things. When I was about 12 years-old I taught myself how to ride a unicycle. After a lot of practice and a lot of failures I was able to leave the balancing poles behind and set out to ride all over the neighborhood.

I received a great foundation in the Catholic faith under the...

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Living like Martha AND Mary

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Living like Martha AND Mary
Tuesday October 10th

Luke 10:38-42

There are days when I completely forget to pray. Well, really, to be honest, I don't forget but I neglect. I look into the day before me and see so many things that need done and reason to myself that I don't have time for prayer. I lie to God and myself by resolving to pray later when I have a free moment or tomorrow when things slow down. That tomorrow never...

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On the Opposite Side

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On the Opposite Side
Why did the others pass by on the opposite side? Did they not have the time? Was the victim not like themselves? Was the victim black and judged as lazy? Was the victim white and judged as privileged? Did the others pass by on the opposite side because the victim was a police officer and probably deserved the beating? Did they pass by on the opposite side because the victim was a priest/pastor and...

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My Guardian Angel

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My Guardian Angel

Tuesday, October 2nd - Memorial of the Holy Guardian Angels Matthew 18:1-5, 10 In 1998 I was working for an electrical contractor as an apprentice. We were working on the airport in Columbus, OH., remodeling a large section of the concourse. Since it covered such vast area of the airport the work needed to be done at night when traffic was low. I was not accustomed to working third-shift and it began to take a toll. Every morning, on my hour-long drive back home, I struggled to stay awake. I would roll down the window to feel the cool morning...

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