By The Prophet of Life
Today, June 21st is Father’s Day in America. Having spent time in America, I will take this day to write about fatherhood. My father left my mother after their divorce. My sister and I spent many years growing up in foster homes. I had no real father figure to look up to. I gravitated towards men who had qualities I admired so I could observe them and learn what manhood was about. A neighbor taught me how to tie a tie. A teacher taught me the importance of written expression. A boss taught me the importance of courtesy and developing a work ethic. All of these temporary surrogate fathers made an impact on me.
Then one day, I realized that there had always been one father figure present in my life all along. God. I know now that God is neither male nor female but when I was young, I needed a father figure, so for these purposes, God was a male. I thought about the kindness God bestows upon all beings. I worked on developing my innate kindness. I thought about how God works to right wrongs and I endeavored to use my writing ability as a tool to help right the wrongs in this world. I thought about how God loves all living beings and developed a sense of love for all things, people, animals, plants and even bugs.
I have known many men in my life. Some have abandoned their children. Others are excellent fathers. I try and influence those who have abandoned their children into get back into their children’s lives in any way they are able. I frequently praise the fathers who are excellent fathers. I really admire them. I applaud them. While they believe that they are doing a wonderful thing for their family, they are also doing a wonderful thing for humanity. Through parenting, they are shaping the future of humanity by developing great people who will contribute to humanity. Above all, they are doing God’s work.
Fathers are special people. Any man can be a sperm donor. It takes a great man to take the time, effort and devotion to be a father. To all the great fathers out there you are appreciated. Enjoy your day.
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