WE LIVE IN A MODERN WORLD, WITH AMENITIES FAR ROMOVED FROM THAT OF THE FIRST CENTURY. DONKEYS HAVE LONG GIVEN WAY TO SUPERSONIC JETS, AND SOON SPACE CAPSULES. WE HAVE TRANSGENDERS, UNHEARD OF WHEN “the carpenter’s son” (Matt.13:35), was before Pilate, the Roman Emperor.
Despite the progression of human capabilities, FATHERS and SONS remain the core of life, whether you are Christian, Moslem, Hindu or atheist.
Every religion talks of a new world, whether it be here on earth, or in heaven. But no one gets away from the belief, that SALVATION is through a GLORIFIED son.
In the African American communities, there is a depletion of men, and this has been in decline since the 1960’s, with African American soldiers, returning home dependent on drugs, committing crimes to satisfy the habit, leaving women in bedrooms of grief and anger. ASEXUAL began its growth as a social phenomenon.
While the world is celebrating FATHER’s DAY, some men like myself in our mid-seventies, are forced to ask, WHAT KIND OF FATHER HAVE I BEEN?
I’ve read the psychological sociological definitions on the subject, that the average reader is left to accumulate a library, afraid of making a mistake. I will therefore simplify the answer for you.
YOU HAVE 20 YEARS TO MATRICULATION! ZERO to FIVE, SIX TO TWELVE, SEVEN TO EIGHTEEN.
Insist on moral correctness, a collection of religious principles; define and show contrast by results, and highlight the characteristics of those, who made it to the end successfully; and if they died, did so honorably, like “THE CARPENTER’s SON.”
Oswald S. Copeland (6.20.21)