What ‘decisions’ would be your top 7 decisions list? Compare and contrast your list with a complied list inspired by the powerful witness of Saints who were fathers and husbands. Hear Tom’s list of top 7 decisions, and then, hear how it stacks up!
In the first segment, Dr. Tom Curran talks about an opportunity to be a part of HIS story by ‘sharing’ World Youth Day 2016 via social media! Second, Tom reflects on the article, Top 7 Decisions of Saintly Husbands and Fathers by Jim Havens (CatholicFamilyMen.com) Before reading the article, Tom made his own top 7 list and compares and contrasts the two on today’s podcast!
A saintly man doesn’t simply say: “You are a part of my life, O God,” but rather: “God, have given me the gift to share in Your life!” -Tom
#1: God Above All Else. In the daily tasks of husbands and fathers, what does it look like to put God first?
#2: Rightly Ordered Priorities. What is the God-given order of priorities in life?
#3: Cherish Your Wife. Tom unfolds the concept, “All is Gift.”
#4: Take Ownership for the Formation of Your Children. Don’t all fathers want good things for their kids? Hear the one thing Tom wants most for his kids! *hint: It’s not a full-ride college sport scholarship!
#5: Step Up and Lead Your Family to Heaven. Tom encourages men to live heroically! What does a hero stand for? What are the characteristics of a Hero?
#6: Make the Most of Your Sufferings.
In some way, in your life and mine, the Lord wants to pattern and imprint the Paschal Mystery. That’s what we signed up for. -Tom
#7: Choose Love. Tom explores how this theme showed up in some of the other ‘decisions’ on his personal top 7 list. Finally, Tom mentions the statements on his list that didn’t make Jim Haven’s list!