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Friday, June 14, 2013

A Fathers Day Meditation: The True Story Of A Father's Letter To His Children, Delivered After His Death

Holy Saint Joseph, Foster Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Pray For All Fathers!  Amen!

The letter you will read below was shared with me by a friend, a man whose Dad had recently died.  His Dad was a devout Catholic.  He left a letter behind for each of his beloved children and grandchildren. 

The letter is beautiful and quite powerful. I made me weep. It is apropos for Fathers Day -- for any and every day in a Catholic father's life. 
I am grateful to my friend for allowing me to share this remarkable letter on the Catholic Jedi Academy Blog.

Here, then, is a meditation for every Catholic father to think over and to pray about:



'TILL WE MEET AGAIN 
TO MY CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN 

It's time to go – but not to say “Goodbye” – only “till we meet again.” 

I have loved and enjoyed each of you, but I have also worried about you. 
I have left some writings already, but this shall be my last.

I believe: 
1. There is a life after death and when yow read this I will be certain about that. 
2. There is reward and punishment in that afterlife. 
3. How we fare in that afterlife is determined by how we have lived in this life. 

I also believe that we have a responsibility for those in whose creation we have played a role. 
I have tried to carry out that responsibility and in that endeavor I may have been a nuisance. 
I write this farewell to fulfill that obligation. 
I hope to join my perfect wife, your mother. We will join in waiting for each of you. 
To join us you must be an obedient child of God. Obey the commandments, attend Mass and use the Sacraments to obtain forgiveness and help.

I will continue to pray for each of you as I have since you were born. 
Through the Communion of Saints we can pray for each other. 
You are the prize for which both Christ and Satan have been contending since you were born. 

Be a winner with Christ! 

I will be waiting.

With all my love,


Dad

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.
May perpetual light shine upon him.
Amen!

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