A Father’s Sacrifice

As a father, both physically and spiritually, my eyes and ears are always attuned to stories about fatherhood, mentoring, and sacrificing for the next generation.  As Jim Daly writes, “At the core of our faith we see a Father’s sacrifice, and we see the second Person of the Trinity give His life for us.”  In this video, we see the moving story of the Vander Woude family, who experienced this kind of father’s love and sacrifice.  It raises issues and about the value of human life – like, are some lives more valuable than others, if those lives have more “ability” and potential?  Is it really better to lose the head of your family for one who probably won’t make much of a visible and measurable contribution to the family and society?  Tough questions.  Anyway, would love to hear your thoughts. – Arthur

 

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