Saturday, June 15, 2013

Happy Father's Day

Being a father or father figure, and being there for and taking care of a child, is the most important thing a man can do of his own free will. Absolutely nothing else comes close. Children need guidance and care, and they need men to provide this for them. In exchange, men need justification and purpose, to give of themselves for the benefit of our collective destiny, and children provide this for them. Paternal resolve is trivialized where maternal instinct is celebrated, but as with instinct comes mere biological necessity, with resolve comes human vindication. The wisdom of Solomon confirms this: 
"...and the the glory of children is their fathers" (Proverbs 17:6).
As Christians, men are called to be great men, and part of being a great man is being a great male role model for children, something we as Childlovers also feel a calling to do. These two goals are one and the same. Thus, today we celebrate the strength of that personal resolve where it is most needed and cherished, in the form of fatherly love and the will of the male role model, as do the children themselves.

Peace and grace be to you, and to all fathers and father-figures. 

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