HERE IT COMES!!!
Can you feel it? I know I can!!!
It is as predictable as Old Faithful, and as on time every year as Christmas!
IT’S TIME FOR THE ANNUAL BASHING THE MEN SERMON, aka FATHER’S DAY!!!
While I cannot predict most events because the world is just that way, there are two things I can predict with certainty…Mother’s will be praised on Mother’s Day…and Father’s will be lambasted on Father’s Day!
Perhaps this is a southern phenomenon. Mother’s Day includes sermons about how awesome Mom’s are. Poems. Birds singing. Proverbs 31 thrown around like crazy. Perhaps a segment where the kids describe Mommy in 1 positive, uplifting word. “pretty” “nice” “Iloveher” (which is NOT 1 WORD, but they get away with it on Mother’s Day.)
Fast Forward to Father’s Day. Low-lifes. Terrible leaders. “Step it up!” sermons abound. All of the United State’s problems trace back to the pitiful Dads. They ask the junior church kids to describe their Daddy, and the words are derogatory and mocking. “lazy” “weird” “long-nose-hair” (again…NOT 1 WORD, but if it is a humorous mockery of ol’ Dad, it is permissible!!!)
Is it at all POSSIBLE that there is ONE family out there where the Father is the better parent? If so, it isn’t around here!!! But, I listen to sermons on-line from outside my geographical area, and it seems that Dad’s are awful role models from California to South Carolina to Texas….UN-BE-LIEVABLE!
So, if you are a Father out there…put on the whole armor of God…to be able to stand against the attacks of your pastor this weekend.
And Mom’s go ahead and start practicing your “Amen’s” and “Preach It, Brother's.” This is your day, not ours!!!
Maybe I will reinforce the sermon’s point and stay home this week. I am not sure I am up for the verbal beating that awaits me this Sunday.
Happy Father’s Day…yeah, right.