Father’s Day in New Zealand and Australia 2010 is Sunday, September 5.
The gospel reading read by most Christians this Sunday is Luke 14:25-33
Jesus said …Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple….
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Update September 6: My Maths degree has just kicked in: Father’s Day in NZ can fall on 7 dates, September 1-7. Four of those, September 4-7 would have Luke 14:25-33 as the Gospel reading if it is Year C. The chance of it being Year C is 1/3. Hence the chance of reading “…hate your father…” (Luke 14:25-33) on Father’s Day in New Zealand is 4/7 x 1/3 = 4/21 or 19% or about a fifth!