Feeling a void on Father’s Day? There is an answer! by Valerie Minard

Even though Father’s Day was Sunday, June 17, this article is important to each of usAs most of us know, Father’s Day is a time to celebrate and honor our Fathers.  Valerie Minard, a colleague, who writes about the connection between consciousness, spirituality, and health, offers her spiritual perspective in this insightful article.  The National Center for Fathering has found that being fatherless is of epidemic proportions (leaving many emotionally distraught and some impaired) in the United States.  Valerie acknowledges how Jesus in his ‘Sermon on the Mount’ (Matthew 6:6-8) spoke to the multitudes affirming and assuring them that God is our Father and loves each of us unconditionally and universally. Take a minute, read this article and discover how we all have a very present Father who loves and cares for us on Father’s Day and every day now and forever!

With Father’s Day almost here, many of us are reminded of all the wonderful ways fathers have strengthened and supported their families.

But for more than 20 million children living in the US without the physical presence of a father, Father’s Day can be a difficult time. Add to that the millions of dads who are physically present but emotionally absent.

According to the National Center for Fathering, if fatherlessness “were classified as a disease, [it]…would be an epidemic worthy of attention as a national emergency,” since so many social ills seem to stem from it. (http://www.fathers.com/statistics-and-research/the-extent-of-fatherlessness/.)

Although my father was not present for most of my childhood, learning about God as my Father and Mother in the Christian Science Sunday School helped me feel that my divine parent would help me no matter what kind of a problem I had.

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Kate is interested in sharing blogs about the impact of prayer and spirituality on our health written by her colleagues.  As a Christian Science practitioner and teacher, Kate has experienced the power of prayer in her life as well as in the lives of others.  She is the media and legislative contact for Christian Science in Maryland. Kate can be contacted through Twitter @CScomMaryland and email at: maryland@compub.org