Sue Burke (mount_oregano) wrote,
Sue Burke
mount_oregano

Happy Father's Day

It's Father's Day in Spain today, March 19, el Día del Padre. Technically, its Saint Joseph's Feast Day, husband of the Virgin Mary, and foster-father and guardian of Jesus. So, by extension, this is the day to honor all fathers.

However, Joseph isn't mentioned in the Bible very much besides in the birth story. The last time is when Jesus is 12 years old and, without telling his parents, stays behind in Jerusalem at the temple to listen to the rabbis and ask them questions (Luke 2:41-52). Some theologians suggest that Joseph died before Jesus grew up and began preaching.

If you're a father, don't do that -- don't die before you're old. Your kids will miss you. I miss my Dad.

Tags: personal, spanish
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