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Reflection: Father

Father’ can be an impossible word to use for those whose human father was abusive, cruel, brutal, heartless, inadequate, or had deserted them.
Yet the Roman Christians were told that they could use that word with the true affection given to a beloved parent.
How is it possible to understand that depth of emotion, if fear, hatred, or despair has destroyed those feelings before there was ever a chance of true love developing?
Only as we remember the suffering of Christ and the forgiveness he was prepared to offer to those who killed him.
Only as we receive that same Spirit that was in Christ and recognize that we can begin to act as he did.

Only as we ...


©Marjorie Dobson

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