O Lord Thou shalt open my lips and my mouth shall declare Thy praise.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

How To Be A Father

Today here in the US it is Father's Day, so I'll say a word about fatherhood, although this is just as true about motherhood. A child is not loved when his father has accepted what he wants to do with his life, but rather when his father has sacrificed himself to get his child to Heaven. Parenthood is a sacrifice of yourself to God that He might use you to get your children to Heaven. Parenthood is not a confirmation of your children in their desires nor is it about making them happy; it's about sacrificing yourself to get them to Heaven. It is a natural off-shoot of marriage, which is likewise a sacrifice of yourself to God for Him to use you to get your spouse to Heaven; not some sort of contract or compromise nor about making each other happy.