Spiritual Providers of the Family
Every man has a mission to create, provide and protect. Woven into our DNA, our bodies show forth this reality. They are made with strong muscles, hands, and quick feet. They are fashioned to lift heavy items and to run fast. We celebrate these aspects of the manhood when we see superb athletes or as we honor the warriors that protect our society from harm.
These things that at one time gave us ease to build homes, bring food to the table, and protect our families from harm are still present today. We repair our homes, work hard and seek a safe place for our families to go. Who among us men would do everything we can to protect our family from physical harm? We would even give our lives so that our loved ones would live. This is what a man does.
Spiritually, a man does the same thing. Remember brother knights that we are made with a soul. If we are to be true to who we are as men we need to create, provide, and protect our loved ones spiritually.
Each of us need to create a home that is spiritually blessed. Have you had your house blessed? Have you enthroned the Sacred Heart in our homes? Have you created a spiritual space within your home? Have you created a home filled with voices of gratitude and praise? Have you created a spiritual plan for your family.
We also need to provide spiritual moments for our families to encounter Jesus. So, do you lead your family in nightly prayer. Is the word of God a present reality in your home? Do you come with your family to Mass and/or confession? Do you bless your family members when you see them or when they leave your home?
Finally, we need to spiritually protect our families from the assaults of the devil and modern athiestic secularism. Do you monitor what is seen on electronic devices? Do you watch movies that steer you and your family from a Godly life? Do you allow grudges to persist in your family? Do you bind the forces of evil and consecrate your family to Our Lady?
Godly men will create, provide, and protect materially and spiritually.
In Corde Iesu,
Fr. Jason Cargo, Pastor
St. Joseph Catholic Church