It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.
― Barack Obama
It’s the courage to see yourself as a father AND a child that makes one a compassionate and good-natured man.
— Not Obama. Me
That’s the thing; there’s too much “Honor thy Father and Mother” and servitude to parents who were or weren’t the parents they should have been, or honoring forefathers we know little about, and very little appreciation by parents of those honors. Every generation is so consumed with honoring the generation above, no one gets to really relish all those honors. It seems that a lot of effort goes into honoring, not so much in being honored. So I say let us observe the commandment more creatively. Honor thy Father and Mother, god said! I am ready for thee to heed the Bible. Honors may come to me at once, my child!
A friend once said: every generation is so consumed with serving the other, either parents raising children or children serving parents, where’s the generation this is all for?
Us! Let us honor ourselves!