A dad who knows God knows himself and introduces Him to his children without even trying.
I’m not talking about church or religion.
I mean teaching your children who they are and how to grow spiritually by:
- the way you talk to them,
- remembering them,
- playing with them,
- listening to them
- teaching them by example
- forgiving them
- respecting them
- loving them
- sacrificing for them
- leading them to do the same for others
Maybe you”ve taught your child or someone else’s child to talk to God, to wonder and ask questions, and listen for answers. Perhaps you’ve shown him or her all about God with how you live your life. I hope so.
My father taught me to see God. He never even used the name “God”. He lived in a loving way with me.
Because of that I know who I am and that I matter in the Universe.
There’s nothing else that could ever compensate for that.
In the “end”, it’ll be all that matters to me, to you, to everyone; to remember what we already know – the stuff that’s deep inside that gets lost and forgotten.
The stuff that matters.
In the end.
I miss my dad and his simple ways.