Family traits

Family culture

The children imitate the Father

Subtle resemblances

As a small boy would watch his father shave his beard

Then tries to do the same

Act like his father

Our Father who art in heaven

As it is in heaven

We see  

Forgiveness
Kindness
Humility
Faithfulness
Consistency
Sometimes going against the grain

It is rubbing off on us

Doing it the family way
Family
To belong
To love those who don’t love us
To pray for our enemies
Family
As the Father would

© 2022 Catherine Maina

 “If you love only those who love you, why should you get credit for that? Even sinners love those who love them!  And if you do good only to those who do good to you, why should you get credit? Even sinners do that much! And if you lend money only to those who can repay you, why should you get credit? Even sinners will lend to other sinners for a full return.

 “Love your enemies! Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to be repaid. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High, for he is kind to those who are unthankful and wicked.  You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate. Luke 6:32-38 (ESV)

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