Readings for February 15th

“the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing.  For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise.” John 5:19

Although this has to do with the mystery of the Trinity it certainly gives insight into the complex relationship of fathers and their sons.  What a significant influence a father has and how sad that so many are absent!  A father has influence whether he is present or not and the son will be present for his sons like his father before him unless the pattern is broken.  So I find empowerment and fear in what Jesus says when I relate it to my role as Father.

Origen’s advice to a son – “For we need to study the divine writings deeply in order to prevent ourselves from speaking faster than we think”…”what is most necessary for understanding divine things is prayer…so much I have ventured on account of my fatherly love to you.”  Origen teaches from the Father’s heart in the hopes that the son will do likewise.  A great witness.

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