Being an active friend is wisdom. It allows needful interchange at crucial moments. Most of us will only have a few true friends in our lifetime. Treasure them. Balance with them. It is a kingly stature to cultivate good friendship in considerate manner. –Phil Larson
A friend noted that leadership for them comes when they see a leader more engaged in the cause than the followers. Yes, leadership is example.
Over the last few years, I seem to have been less involved in promoting good fathering than in the prior years. The implementation of government programs as an outcropping of a positive move of the executive branch seemed good. It caused a rest in my soul.
Shame on me. Shame on the church.
Government fathering is impotent. Thanks for the boost and publicity. But, God the Father is God the Father and His ways are higher than our ways.
The addictive elixir of government support is fatal. Sure, I love the “faith based” initiatives. Let’s make sure they are faith based and not government based. Let’s make sure government is asking for help on all levels that include thought leadership, action leadership, mental and emotional positioning with faith as the lead and government as the servant. Otherwise, we have moved to a government based faith and violated our own constitution.
Okay, so let’s get back to fathering, church.
Let’s move back into the lead.
My email is too full of government run and government mandated and government initiated fathering with no pursuit from faith initiators.
I don’t know what I am going to do, but I am going to do something. We’ve reached a sickened point. Fathering is a heart of God. The government should respect that. They should fear that. They should be screaming for separation of church and state. When they are not, we are in trouble of a state church.