September 3, 2017

At our church, we celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day enthusiastically. Today in our Father’s Day service we encouraged our Dad’s and gave them gifts and thanked them for all they do for our families.

Sometimes you hear people resent such times because they have had a bad experience with Dad’s or know people who have.  I can understand that.  You can’t really celebrate a person who may have left you or mistreated you.  

But there’s more to it than that and sometimes we need reminding that we’re designed for community.  That means that we don’t just belong to a nuclear family (2 parents and 2.4 children).  We belong to a community of people where there are many sons, daughters, mums, dads, and grandparents. We need community and community needs us.  Together, diverse but united, we support each other, work together, and spur one anot...

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