Daily Archives: June 17, 2017

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When Father’s Day Hurts

Father’s Day is a pleasant day for me and my brothers. We recall the good example of our dad, his unselfish commitment to us. It is a kind remembrance. But, I also know not everyone has such comforting and grateful memories. For many, this yearly remembrance is a difficult, sad and even bitter time. Fathers don’t always live out their God-given mission of care and protection. Instead of memories of joy, emptiness and discouragement dominate. Thoughts drift towards what could have been, what should have been. Father’s Day becomes a day you could do without. However, in the midst of the hurt, the Holy Spirit is gracious to remind you that your human father is not the ultimate father. Paul […]