Father's Weekly Message

Promises are foundation stones in human living.

  While Jesus was passing by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his
brother Andrew and he said to them, “Come after me, and I will
make you fishers of men.”
  Promises are foundation stones in human living. Promises made,
promises fulfilled or broken, determine the course and quality of each
person’s life, of every nation’s story and of the human race’s destiny.
The sincerity of our promises is the canvas on which our life tapestry
is woven. A sturdy canvas will survive the wear and tear of life. A
flimsy one is torn by the merest stress. Everybody can remember some
promise freely given and duly honored which continues to sustain life
each day. The promises you made to your spouse at your marriage, if
the promises made between husband and wife at the day of their marriage
were appreciated and fulfilled, how many divorces and separations
would have ben avoided in our society. The appreciation and
fulfillment of these promises would enrich faith, inspire hope and
generate love. The promises made and kept are a living image of God
himself because God has always been making promises to his people
and keeping them.
  Every promise made leaves behind it some sort of sacrifice and unselfishness.
In the Gospel we find Jesus promising to make four fishermen
into fishers of men if they are willing to follow him. But there
was a price to be paid, something to be left aside, a security to be
abandoned if there were to be room for God in their restricted life.
They chose to trust his promise. We have the same option. The invitation
is to leave behind selfishness, comfort, cynicism, revenge, and
regret. In turn he promises to make us into a people who share in his
life, care for each other and make us builders of peace.
Family Rules
Always Be Honest  Proverbs 12:22
Count Your Blessing  Psalms 34:1-3
Keep Your Promises  Romans 4:21
Comfort One Another  1 Thessalonians 4:18
and above all...Love One Another  1 Peter 1:22
Be Supportive of one Another  Acts 20:35
Be Kind and Tenderhearted  Ephesians 4:32