The question was asked: “Why is God described as Father to the fatherless?” (Ps 68:6). The brief response is because at the core of His Divine Heart, He was, is and will remain, supremely, a Father. God the Father did not create us to live separately from Him. That is why He sent His only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to redeem us, so we would once again become sons and daughters of the Father, reunited in great love, joy and tenderness. He also never intended us to live without communion and intimacy, with both Himself and others. We were not made for separateness, isolation and loss of any kind. Those only commenced after Adam sinned and why they are so painful to us when they occur.
Given the greater challenges faced by the fatherless, especially in the kind of world existent since the beginning of time, God the Father attends to, defends and protects more those who are fatherless or orphans precisely because He is the perfect Father. His Heart is not just a Divine Heart but a Divine Paternal Heart. So God the Father cares and loves with the perfectly tender Heart of the Omnipotent Father. How can He not do so? How can He not be moved more, in the core of His Heart, toward those who have lost the parent or parents whom the Father provided in the first instance, to be intimate, good caretakers and providers in His image? That would be against His very own Self. Thus, the first Person of the Holy Trinity is “a Father to the fatherless and a defender of widows is God is His holy habitation. He makes the solitary dwell in a house” (Ps 68:6-7).