This is a topic I have battled with off and on. On if I should write about it or not. Should I do things to rock the boat or stay safe when writing about Christian Topics. I decided it was time to loosen up a little and see where it takes me in the realm of Christian Fatherhood. So here we go lets explore who a Christian father is in the eyes of A Christian Dad.
To me a Christian Father is one who loves. That may seem like a given a father is someone who of course will love his children and wife. However, it is not just as simple as loving the people that are directly connected to you but loving all people. We have a lot of things going on in the world around us that people are not seeing Christ in the things that Christians do. For when love is shown by some Christians it is only shown to people who look like them, or act like them, or dress similar ways, or even just the ones who believe what they believe. If they the person they come in contact with doesn’t fall into that category then there are times that love is not shown. This is a bad thing because as a father it is our jobs to show our children how to love. So if your child is seeing you not showing love to someone because they are not the same race as you or because they don’t have the same sexual orientation then we are doing them a disservice. We are teaching them that they don’t have to love unconditionally. We are showing them unintentionally that being prejudice is ok.
When we are dealing with love we have to make sure that the love we show to people is the same love that we receive back. It’s like the old saying goes treat others in the way that you want to be treated. I talked to one of my children and asked them “are you supposed to love everyone?” There response was music to my ears. It was not prompted or anything it was a genuine response to how they felt and believed. They told me “dad we are supposed to love everyone no matter how they look”. Then I asked “no matter how they act?” And she responded “no matter how they act people can be mean and bad sometimes but we still must love them.” She continued to say “I act bad sometimes and you guys still love me so I have to love everyone.” They got it they understood exactly what love is supposed to mean for someone at their age. How we show love to and around our children molds them into great Christians who will change the world with the Power of Love.
This is the beginning of a series on “Who is a Christian Father?” Please read a share with your friends so we can get the conversation started. I love you Guys!
Yours In Christ,
A Christian Dad