The relationship we have with our dads, or male role models in our lives informs how we see ourselves and our place in the world. This powerful relationship gives to us the courage to face life with faith in ourselves or we go through life trembling at the thought of doing something wrong.
Masculine love and care-giving has come a long way in our lifetime. There have always been great loving dads yet our culture has often relegated them as behind the scenes providers and not necessarily demonstrating their affection. Fathers, dads have been liberated from this narrow role and has expanded into cultivating, nurturing life skills and self-esteem.
For as we read in John 19. Jesus said to his disciples, “Very truly, I tell you, The Son can do nothing on his own, but only what he sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, the Son does likewise.”
Here we have the beginning, forming and solidifying of worldviews into the hearts and minds of our children. One of the best pieces of advice my dad gave to me was to not listen blindly to any particular denominational religious teaching but to know that you are a good person and because of that to trust yourself.
He lived this belief. I recall when I was a young woman and wanted to go to a night club in Southfield, Michigan by myself as my friends had decided to go to another nightclub. He said “Janice, go by yourself. It might be easier to meet someone without a “gaggle of girls” surrounding you. My mom was not sure but he added. “You know how to take care of yourself.” .
That was the evening I met my husband David.
So, thanks dad for see and trusting me to be one hundred percent accountable for my own decisions.
This Sunday we are looking at: Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth.
When we look into this Beatitude we realize how perfect this one is for Father’s Day
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