One of my upcoming installments of The Ways of God for Fathers (at www.catholiclane.com ) is about God's foreknowledge and how we can imitate this attribute as fathers.
So it is appropriate that I came across this eulogy Dr. Cuddeback wrote for is father recently.
When I close my eyes and think of my father, many thoughts come to mind. But the first is of his providence, his wise and loving care. He was always fore-seeing. Scanning the horizon, especially the horizons of those he loved, he would strain to see what was coming. One of the hardest aspects of being a man is not-knowing: not knowing what comes next, and thus not knowing how to prepare for it. Decisions need to be made in the present, with a measuring eye on the future and a remembering eye on the past. How often did I see Dad’s rational powers churning, sizing up situations—even those ostensibly unrelated to his own—and discerning how to arrange things for the good of those around him.
Then he proceeds to give some examples. Read the whole thing here.
Oremus pro invicem!