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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

Fatherhood is not achieved by providing sperm for conception and birth but rather by caring, loving, protecting, providing, guiding which is a life long commitment lasting for the lifetime of the father or the child. It is also achieved by caring for, if not loving, and supporting, the child's mother which at times is not a joy but a huge challenge that requires what seems at times a superhuman patience and perseverance.

Good fathers do holy work especially when the barriers and obstacles to love are daunting. Today, we honor the commitment, the sacredness, the mystery of the challenge of being a good father who is never perfect, but hopefully good enough. Men, with all their imperfections, disappointments, and mistakes are needed in this world if children and grandchildren are to grow up into healthy, happy, productive human beings. We can praise now all the men who are and have done their best to care for their children and their children's' mothers and other children within their circle of experience.

Good job, keep it up, the world needs you. Thank you.

Harry Hollywood


  1. Spot on. Couldn't have said it better myself.

  2. I have no idea who Harry Hollywood is but this is a wonderful quote. Thank you. I needed to read it today.