Unbalanced Fatherhood: On the Verge of Absence and Unhealthy Control – Part 2
In our last blog, we talked about the crisis I’ve noticed in fatherhood. We also talked about the love between God the Father and God the Son and how this type of love is the perfect example of the fatherly love between a father and his children.
Social pressure is at the top of the list of reasons why we are facing this problem. The American dream—owning a home in an economy that is very challenging and grasping after a glamorous lifestyle—has invaded our Orthodox homes. Society calls on us to get rich, buy a bigger home and a nicer car, and own the latest gadgets, while our Christian and Orthodox convictions attempt to persuade us to sell what we have and follow Him. Most fathers, falling into the trap of work and a busy life, end up ignoring their priestly vocation and fail in their duty to be a true presence of Christ in their families.
We will stop here, and until next week, let’s pray for one another to be what God has called us to be.