My Dear Parishioners,
On this Father’s Day, observed mainly in the Western Hemisphere, which includes the Americas and the Caribbean, we salute all Dads and pray that they may live up to their responsibilities and set good examples for their children. As a consequence, I reproduce from famous men, some Quotable Quotes which I trust will guide our thinking all through this week and beyond.
The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them. Confucius
If a son is uneducated his Dad is to blame. Chinese Proverb
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.
It is a wise father who knows his own child. William Shakespeare
Small boys become big men through the influence of big men who care about small boys.
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong. Charles Wadworth.
4 years: My Daddy can do anything!
7 years: My Dad knows it all
8 years: My father does not know quite everything
12 years: Oh well, naturally Father does not know that either.
14 years: Oh, Father? He is hopelessly old-fashioned.
21 years: Oh, that man - he is hopelessly out of date!
25 years: He knows a little bit about it, but not much.
30 years: I must find out what Dad thinks about it.
35 years: Before we decide, we will get Dad’s idea first.
50 years: What would Dad have thought about that?
60 years: My Dad knew literally everything!
65 years: I wish I could talk it over with Dad once more.
It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons. Johann Schiller
Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right; he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong. Charles Wadworth.
With all good wishes and prayers Archdeacon Emeritus