Spirituality, Fatherhood and Motherhood ::
Maggi Dawn in her "Three Must-Reads in blogville
" drew my attention to John Sloas' post in Crooked Line
titled "motherly spirituality for a dad
". I started to post these thoughts as a comment there, but they grew...
My "kids" are now almost grown, I still love sitting with them, but now it's more often in the spa than over building blocks, except when we borrow some small children from friends at church.
There is something really special about looking after a small one that is different, and lovely. Holding a baby
or toddler always helps one get in tune with God. Perhaps that's why parenting (both mother and father) is such a strong biblical picture of what God is like
Shame so many Western fathers have missed out over the years. And now, keen as we are to provide equal deprivation for all, many mothers miss out as well. Yet these experiences are times when we are open to those rumors of another world. They should not be missed.