How can a Christian man today best serve his family? March is traditionally remembered as the Month of Saint Joseph, and on March 19 we observe the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Saint Joseph, chosen by God to be the Head of the Holy Family, is the perfect example of how a husband can best serve his wife and children.
In his apostolic exhortation on Saint Joseph, Pope Saint John Paul II notes: "His fatherhood is… a total gift of self… an oblation of his heart… into love placed at the service of the Messiah."
In Sacred Scripture, for example, we read in the Letter to the Ephesians 5:28, “So husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.”
Regarding children, also in the Letter to the Ephesians 6:4, we find this wisdom: “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up with the training and instruction of the Lord.”
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