Sunday, January 7, 2018

Sirach, Chapter 3 and Missing Dad

Last Sunday's first reading got to me and sure made me think about and miss my Dad:

Sirach Chapter 3

12 My son, be steadfast in honoring your father;

do not grieve him as long as he lives.

13 Even if his mind fails, be considerate of him;

do not revile him because you are in your prime.

14 Kindness to a father will not be forgotten;

it will serve as a sin offering—it will take lasting root.

15 In time of trouble it will be recalled to your advantage,

like warmth upon frost it will melt away your sins.

I hope that I was appropriately considerate of him, even as his mind failed him.  I know there were times of significant frustration, and hopefully, those sins will be offset by the kindness I tried to show.

Even in his worst condition - unable to recognize me and barely able to speak - I still miss seeing him.

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