Sunday, September 12, 2010

Like father like son

Yesterday at the Brisbane Men's Training Event I heard 3 great talks by Ray Galea about Fathers and Fatherhood.
The defining standard of Fatherhood is our heavenly Father. We should not ask, "How is God like a father?" but rather, "How is a father like God?"

A recurring theme in the talks was that of grace, acceptance, and forgiveness between fathers and sons. The ultimate model is our heavenly Father.

One should never under estimate the influence of our earthly fathers on us, both for good and bad. This was highlighted to me in Barack Obama's Dreams of My Father.

The Return of the Prodigal Son, Rembrandt (c.1668)

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