WE SHOULD BE GRATEFUL FOR OUR FATHER AND ALL THE GOOD HE HAS DONE TO US
After preaching Sunday after Sunday at Our Lady queen of Angeles, I would like to know the fruits have been achieved. It is very humane to want to know what positive changes have happened in the people that listen to us. Today when we celebrate Father’s Day surely many of you would like to know if your role as fathers has been positive in your family. We would all like to know that the seed of love that has been planted in our work and in our family has given fruit.
Jesus, like parents, and I, also wanted to know if his preaching about the Kingdom of God began to give abundant fruits. Jesus had absolute confidence that the Kingdom of God was like a seed that is planted in the ground and as the nights and days go by, without knowing how, this kingdom produced many blessings. Jesus was convinced that each word said with tenderness, every action done with love, every advice expressed with sincerity produces fruits because that is the way the Kingdom of God is. Truth and love always produce fruits.
You as parents, like Jesus, should be convinced that all the good that they have done for their sons and daughters will produce fruits. We don’t know when or where, but what we are sure of is that every sleepless night, support and affection given to your children will be for good.
How difficult is it for parents to walk with their children and be with them in the good and in the bad and remain with a heart full of love. They don’t know as parents, and neither do we as children know what the future has for us. It is like a small mustard seed that grows as the days and the nights go by and without know how it converts to a tree for nesting birds and that produces many fruits. The only thing we know is that the love and affection given to our children is like the Kingdom of God that produces a lot of fruits.
It is important that today, as children we know how to thank our parents all the good that they have done to us. It is an art to be a parent because you need to know how to take care of your children and at the same time let them be themselves and give them the liberty to realize themselves according to what is put by God in their hearts. Your children are what you love the most and at the same time they are the ones that we have to let be free so they can fulfill their mission in life.
On this day let’s pray for all of the fathers, may God fill them with joy and health. That they may feel the affection of their children and wives and may it be a day of blessing. Today the invitation is to have complete confidence that the sincere affection between parents and children will always bring about good fruits regardless of the appearance of life.
Rev. Arturo Corral, Pastor
Rev. Roberto Raygoza, Associate Pastor
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