"I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization, as the church has done so often in human history." -Cardinal Francis George

Monday, June 21, 2010

Men: Stand up and serve.

Michael Liccione has a great post for fathers day on his blog Sacramentum Vitae. (Along with reading some uber intelligent points, I learned what fungible means also)


Here are my thoughts. We fathers, and men in general for that matter need to move past the hippy mindset of our fathers generation, who conceived of patriarchy as something just south of Hitler on the authority scale. We need to see it through the eyes of the gospels, where true masculinity and patriarchy was shown. Christ, the strongest, most masculine man who ever lived, could not by the most rabid feminist be called a dominating, oppressive, patriarch. His great strength was shown in sevice and love. If we cultivate these virtues as fathers in His kingdom, the watching world will be silenced. We have a ways to go, (I know I do at least) but the world is waiting. Lets stand up and serve, men!


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