Lamentations of the Father

From Lamentations of the Father:

Yea, even when you have an interesting bandage to show, your feet upon the table are an abomination, and worthy of rebuke….Eat your food only; do not eat that which is not food….Cast your countenance upward to the light, and lift your eyes to the hills, that I may more easily wash you off.

OK, I know that His ways are not our ways, but being a father did give me a new perspective on the Father in heaven. There are things that you can explain to kids and things you can’t. Kids will examine every edict that is handed down, requesting an explanation. Why? What about in this situation? Does this rule stand for others? Adults? Should I enforce it on my siblings? Just in this house? Just in this family? When I grow up?

I was recently asked “How come your parents don’t tell you what to do?” This is in their minds a serious question. The real question, the one we all ask from time to time, is “When will I have no one to obey?” With this as our goal, is the Fall anything but the natural outcome.

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