Suicide is a complex problem, but there are some things we can say about the possible causes of this growing epidemic.
The topics of greatest interest among young people who are active on social networks are entertainment (television series, video games, music, sports…) and consumer goods (brands).
This is one of the conclusions of a study that analyzed global statistics of 540 million users aged 18 to 25 who are registered on Facebook and Instagram.
These inspiring fathers have a few lessons to pass on to us today.
According to popes and exorcists, the devil fears the Blessed Mother.
One of the surest ways of combatting the devil is by developing a close relationship with the Blessed Virgin Mary. The devil hates her and runs away from those who are close to her.
The measure of a father’s greatness lies not on how he conquered the world, not on the wealth accumulated, not even on the fame and glory personally attained.
On the contrary, the true value of a man-father is on how he lost himself in the process. On how he decreases through the years and how his wife and children increases.
The strength and joy of the mother retained, the life values of children enhanced, and the love for life of the family solidified, these are all the things that credits fatherhood.
And just like Joseph to Mary and Jesus, it is not the father who will be the standout at the end, it will be his wife and their children.
This is the true essence of fatherhood. That is what a father means. Truly, he will just be the wind beneath their wings. Unseen most of the time but the presence deeply felt.
May the grace of God be with all the FATHERS today!
Happy Father’s Day!
Breaking me out of my foggy half-sleep, my mom looked at me and said, “I’m moving out today. Do you want to go along with me or stay here with your dad?”
“His scales are his pride, shut tightly as with a seal” (Job 41:15).
The Jerusalem translations says, “His back is like shields of cast metal, scale pressing on scale.” Leviathan’s pride is in his scales. This spirit is proud of his ability to withstand attack.
Preachers that become bound by Leviathan are haughty, arrogant and refuse correction.
Christ is raised from the dead and will never die again
From the letter of the apostle Paul to the Romans
Are you not aware that we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Through baptism into his death we were buried with him, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might live a new life.
If we have been united with him through likeness to his death, so shall we be through a like resurrection. This we know: our old self was crucified with him so that the sinful body might be destroyed and we might be slaves to sin no longer. A man who is dead has been freed from sin.
If we have died with Christ, we believe that we are also to live with him. We know that Christ, once raised from the dead, will never die again; death has no more power over him. His death was death to sin, once for all; his life is life for God. In the same way, you must consider yourselves dead to sin but alive for God in Christ Jesus.