Tuesday, 28 February 2012


My dear dad Jack was born 89 years ago today. He died February 29th 2008. He was 85 years of age.
Mum and dad in the hospice just a week
or so before he died.

The more I think about my parents the more grateful to God I am. They were a constant source of love and support for me.  Mum died last June and it's still hard to accept that she won't be there when I call round her house, which is now up for sale.

I hope I showed my appreciation of them whilst they were still alive. There's alot to be said for the old Bible command,
'Honour your father and mother, so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth'  Ephesians 6.3

I guess this would be called part of the wisdom literature of the Bible. An absolute literal reading of this type of writing is not called for,  rather  'this is how things may well turn out to be'.  Honouring our parents is part of developing a life that 'goes well' and may even result in longevity.

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