Episode 71 – A Father’s Love (with Fr. BJ Hamilton)

Brett & Jake are joined by Fr. BJ Hamilton for a conversation on the importance of sharing and showing love as a father. They discuss the similarities between the heart of a dad and that of a priest. They share hardships and triumphs and what they have learned about how to love better as a man. 

Key Points

  • Brett shares a heavy heart about a family he and his wife are praying with through a tough situation
  • Jake shares about the rekindling of his relationship with Mary
  • Fr. talks about the struggle as a pastor on missing his flock during Covid.
  • There are many similarities between the heart of a good dad and a good priest
  • Choosing to continually do small acts of love builds up the will
  • Jesus didn’t just ask us to love one another, he commanded it.
  • Discussion on the importance of saying “I love you”
  • The importance of the interior lives of our priests and praying for them.

Discussion Questions

  • What struck you about this episode?
  • Who is a family that you know going through a tough situation that you can pray for today?
  • Who is a priest that you know that you can pray for today?-How is your relationship with Mary?
  • What is a small act of the will that you can consistently choose this week to love your family well?
  • There was a lot of focus on the St. John of the Cross quote this week. Where is somewhere in your life lacking love and how can you put love there?