We are living in the middle of a crisis. Fathers are absent more than ever before. The above infographic is from the National Fatherhood Initiative, an organization dedicated to improving families and the involvement of fathers in their families. As men, we must understand that children are a lifetime commitment. We must be their heroes, their guides, protectors, shoulders to cry on, and hands to high-five. We will be their conception of men and, statistics show, of God.
We must love, deeply and fully, to break the bonds of prior generations. If you are a father making it work, I applaud your efforts. If you are a guy who never had a father, know that there is hope, that you are strong enough to be a good father to your own children. If your father burned you more than once in more than one way, I’m sorry. Know that you can start fresh and keep your eyes on the one true Father.
At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.“All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.– Luke 10: 21-22