There are four contexts for “father” — God the Father, our own earthly fathers, the role of men as father to their children, and the legacy of our forefathers. They combine to create a rich and abiding sense of what fatherhood means, as well as what it should look and feel like in heart and practice.
But for tens of millions of Americans from broken homes, the consequences of failed fatherhood are enormous obstacles their children must endeavor to overcome in relationships with their Creator, with their own spouses and children, and in their ability to honor their forefathers’ legacy.
Fortunately, there is a resurgence of devoted fathers who know the best place to start extending the Legacy of Liberty to the next generation is in our own homes.
For me, every day is Father’s Day when I am able to share it with one of our kids! I thank God for each of them, as well as for their Mom for giving me the privilege and responsibility of fatherhood!
In the words of the Father of our Nation, George Washington, “May the Father of all mercies scatter light, and not darkness, upon our paths, and make us in all our several vocations useful here, and in His own due time and way everlastingly happy.”
I’ve written extensively over the years on fatherhood. View my archive of those articles here.
Publisher, The Patriot Post
Semper Vigilans Fortis Paratus et Fidelis
Pro Deo et Libertate — 1776