Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Families and vocations

Fr. Tim Finigan has a very cogent post regarding the interdependencies between properly working families and the priesthood. Just as any good behavior begins at home, so too is proper formation at home critical to the ability for a child to discern a vocation to the priesthood or religious life and the willingness to be open to that call. And dads, he has a special note in there for you - this is a time when it's very important for the dad to be the dad and not just leave the "churchy" things to the mother. Please, do read it. After you've read it, maybe even give a call to the rectory and invite your priest over for dinner some night. Somehow I think he will be more concerned with how the inside of our souls are kept than the inside of our house, so don't be shy.

Lord, send us holy priests! Strengthen our families that we may help our children!