As we celebrate with, or remember, our fathers on Sunday, June, 19, let us pray that, men everywhere understand that fatherhood bears the responsibility to protect and defend their families from all threats, physical and spiritual, so that they may share eternal happiness with them and all the saints and angels in heaven.
The Great Commandment.
Hear, O Israel!
The LORD is our God, the LORD alone!
Therefore, you shall love the LORD, your God, with your whole heart, and with your whole being, and with your whole strength.
Take to heart these words which I command you today.
Keep repeating them to your children.
Recite them when you are at home and when you are away,
when you lie down and when you get up.
Bind them on your arm as a sign and let them be as a pendant on your forehead.
Write them on the doorposts of your houses and on your gates.– Deuteronomy 6: 4-9