Last night my wife and I happened to catch one of my all time favorite movies. "Rudy". For those of you that have not had the chance to see this wonderful and powerful movie about perseverance, it is a MUST SEE!
The character (based on a true story) Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, was a young man that had to work twice as hard as the average person, to succeed educationally. This young man had a dream. A dream of playing football for Notre Dame. He was a small man with not much athletic ability, but had the heart of a lion. He persevered over many obstacles in his life to achieve his goal.
One of the best scenes in this movie was when Rudy FINALLY got a chance to get in and play in the last game of his final season of College, he got in with less than 10 seconds to go. He did the unlikely and got his first and only sack of the quarterback. They showed the reaction of his father and there was so much love and pride on his fathers face and he said with tears in his eyes, "Way to go Rudy, way to go!" He was so proud of his son, seeing him succeed on this big stage.
How proud is our Heavenly Father of us when we succeed in His Will for our lives? Not when we score a touchdown, grand slam or make a sack, but when we forgive someone who has sinned against us? When we love someone who we might consider un-loveable. How proud do you think our Heavenly Father is of us when we receive absolution of our sins in the Sacrament of Reconciliation? I can picture all the Angels & Saints, our Heavenly Mother, Along with our Father, joining in cheering us on and saying too us, "Way to go...way to go!"
As we celebrate Father's Day and thank our earthly fathers both present with us and also those that have gone on to be with Jesus, let us give thanks to "The Father" for all He has done for us and the greatest Gift we could have ever received and that is, His Son, Jesus Christ.
Happy Father's Day to you and also keep on keepin' on in this World, keep on lovin, keep on livin and keep on prayin'!
God bless you! Keep us in your prayers, we will continue to keep you in ours!
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