posted on Jul, 1 2009 @ 03:51 PM
A good father allows suffering in his child's life, this is how the child learns and it develops character.
A father will expect you to work to help the family, cutting the lawn, helping on the farm, painting the house, learning the family business. These
things are not easy...we suffer through them. You are rewarded with Fortitude!
A good father will expect us to do our own school work, read the assigned books, write our own papers, do our own math problems...it is not easy but
we suffer through it. You are rewarded with Knowledge!
A good father will send us out on our own and expect us to make our own way, pay our own rent, payback our own loans, make our own savings. This is
not easy...but we suffer through. You are rewarded with Tenacity and Wisdom!
As it is with God...without suffering of illness, heartbreak, injustice and oppression...we know not what we are made of at our very core. We are not
designed to live an easy happy life. We are put here on this earth to learn how to love and realize after everything else falls away...our
possessions, our youth, our health and our social contacts- we are basically souls who need only FAITH, HOPE, LOVE and CHARITY. Suffer through and
you will be rewarded with HEAVEN!
Love is the desire for others to be close to God. This is our HOPE.
Hope is the theological virtue of wanting heaven for yourself and those you love.FAITH knowing God and believing what God has revealed. CHARITY is
loving God above all things and loving your neighbor as yourself for God.
With God- like any good father- life is like a bear hunt, you can't go over it. you can't go around it-you have to go through it. Suffer through
and your rewards will BE GREAT!!!!