August 13th Readings Reflection: Saturday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time
This was quite good! I only recently realized that because my father left when I was 4, I never learned to relate to a father and it has been a barrier in my relationship to God. I am working on being more reliant and trusting. If you never had a father's love, it is hard to feel loved by our Heavenly Father or to know what it means to be the son of a father. I think this is a major problem in our society.
Beautiful reminder for me of the simplicity of the walk I must take daily. Being a busy enough parent (and of good people/parents) I need these points of reference refreshed often. I go to God as his child and I was my parents child. Thank you Mom and Dad for being there. And God help me to try and be as good a parent myself.
I think we subconsciously make God in the image and likeness of our parents instead of the other way around. My mother sent mixed messages of love to me. I never knew if it was safe or not to go to her. Sometimes it was and sometimes it wasn't. It all hinged on whether she was pleased or displeased with me when I turned to her. I always had to try to figure out if it was safe time. I have realized of late that that is how I approach God. Is it it safe to do so today! Thank you for the reminder that with God its always safe to come to Him🕊