Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me...

I had the opportunity to go on a retreat with my family this past weekend. It was a really good weekend despite the impossibility of retreat when you have a 2 year old and a 2 month old. I'll share some details and reflections from the retreat later this week but the speaker / retreat guide for the weekend was Ian Morgan Cron. It was great to hear from him, chat with him, and be challenged by him. Before the retreat i read his book Chasing Francis, AMAZING! I also started his book Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me, which is also really good! Here is a quote that i ran across tonight that really stirred me, and i believe it to be true...

"Boys without fathers, or boys with fathers who for whatever reason keep their love undisclosed, begin life without a center of gravity. They float like astronauts in space, hoping to find ballast and a patch of earth where they can plant their feet and make a life. Many of us who live without these gifts that only a father can bestow go through life banging from guardrail to guardrail, trying to determine whyour fathers kept their love nameless, as if ashamed.

We know each other when we meet."

I'm one of these boys and this is true.  And I am glad i will be able to give my son a different experience and will communicate my love to him every chance i get!