To the Children, Fathers and Young Men

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What does it mean to be a “father” in modern society, or in God’s family – this community we call “the church”? It doesn’t happen automatically – just because you or I are older does not mean we get to become a parental figure for anyone else.

Being a father or father-figure is not about exercising authority. Neither is it always permanent. Somtimes we get only a moment or a short season in which to show nuture and care, to impart guidance and wisdom to someone who is in need of help.

Ultimately, all fatherhood comes from God, and it is He who shows us how to raise others up (either children or children in the faith) up to maturity.