Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father's Day 2008. Sabbath Day, June 15, 2008.

"One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters." -- English Proverb

What have you learned from your father?

...How to tie your shoes
...How to say a prayer
...How to mow your lawn
...Good work ethic
...How to play football
...more, more, more lessons than can be listed

"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection." -- Sigmund Freud

When were you protected by your Dad?

...When you learned to walk, he steadied your way
...When you played in the kitchen, he kept you away from the hot oven
...When you learned to drive, he taught you all of the rules and helped you obey them
...When you went on your first date, did he make sure that the boy was a gentleman
...When you went to college, he made sure you had money

"It is a wise father that knows his own child." -- William Shakespeare

How well do you know your own father?

...Do you talk with your Dad?
...Do you make a lunch or dinner date with your Dad?
...Do you know your father's favorite color?
...Do you know your father's favorite thing about you?
...Do you know your father's biggest worry?

"It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was." -- Anne Sexton

...How fond are your memories of your father?
...What do you remember most of your father?
...What is your favorite thing that your father has done for you?
...What pictures do you have to remember your father by?
...Have you taken time to write these wonderful things about your father down on paper?

"Be kind to thy father, for when thou wert young,
Who loved thee so fondly as he?
He caught the first accents that fell from thy tongue,
And joined in thy innocent glee."
-- Margaret Courtney

...What kind actions do you take time to do for your father?
...What kind words of praise or adoration do you give to your father?
...Where are you when your father is celebrating his birthday?
...How well do you watch after your father after all he has done for you?

Remember that our ultimate Father is our Father in Heaven. In all we do and in all we say we must remember that we represent our Father in Heaven and show him our respect for him each and every day.


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