New Music Video Captures the Power of a Father's Presence
By: Paradisus Dei
The Door – The Power of Presence is a short film that enters into a daily decision point for men, showing the impact a father can make to his entire family with a simple choice. Good men, who sacrifice and work hard to provide for their families are faced with "the daily drama of fatherhood."
Mark Hartfiel, Vice-President of Paradisus Dei describes his brother's experience, "… his wife sat him down…she told him 'if you are going be on a work call just don't come home until you are done. You are sending a message to our kids that work is more important than them.'" As Mark and his brother spoke about this experience, a simple resolution was born. "Before you get out of the car each day, decide what kind of husband and father you are going to be when you walk through the door to your home," said Hartfiel. This was the foundational thought behind The Door.
Reactions to the video have been incredible:
"Wow!!!!! I am moved, inspired, and motivated, not to mention convicted, by this amazing video," said one man.
Another viewer offered, "Amazing! I am teary eyed as I watch this video and am touched by the Holy Spirit! I cannot wait to share it with every man I know."
One viewer described the impact, "Talk about gut wrenching. Talk about being hit between the eyes."
When asked what Paradisus Dei hopes to accomplish with the video, Hartfiel said, "We desire to spread it far and wide and then let God work in the hearts and minds of his people. It's really this simple, I want your family to experience more joy. More smiles, more laughter and more joy. As the family goes, so goes society and the church." Those viewing the music video are encouraged to share it far and wide.
About Paradisus Dei: Founded in 2001, Paradisus Dei helps families discover the superabundance of God within marriage and family life. Current programming serves couples, men and youth in 44 states and five countries. These programs have been independently verified to be profoundly life transforming. Paradisus Dei is an independent, lay Catholic ministry. For more information, please visit www.paradisusdei.org.