When Jesus’ disciples asked Him to teach them how to pray, He began by establishing who God is in relationship to us and who we are in relationship to God. He revealed God as Abba, Daddy, Papa, Pa.
So the relevant question this Sunday, Father’s Day, is how do we daddies ‘who art on Earth,’ reflect, reveal and represent to our children our Father in Heaven through our daily interaction with them?
Three years ago, when my son, Jonathan was nine, we were both outside in the yard. I was washing the car and he was feeding the fishes. He then asked me the strangest but funniest of questions: “Daddy do you think I would be a good father?”.