June 21, 2020
Passage: Matthew 6: 5-9
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The word hallowed is used for a person who is Holy who is reverend, sanctified and consecrated. So anytime we bow in prayer, and utter the words, hallowed be thy name, remember the person you are before.

How do you remember your father? Do you smile when you smile or are you the type of father who when your children do not even remember? Are you the type of father whose presence in the home breeds palpable tension?

In the story of the prodigal son, one lesson we learnt that, when the son came to his senses, he believed that when he gets back home father and apologizes, he will be accepted. How do your children feel about you?

Children want to see their fathers and own them in the hours. They do not only want to hear about them. A wife wants to see a cheerful husband at home.

There is a saying by Andrew Bennett that the longest journey one will ever make is the distance from head to the heart.

Taking what we know and turning it into a demonstrable action, something that will elicit change in our lives and the lives of those around us is true wisdom. The ability to transform knowledge into action is oftentimes quite the hurdle.

Unless we come to this point, a father will not be able to forgive a son, Fathers should reconcile with their children or vice versa. Look at Christ and say, I have forgiven, I have let it go and given it all to God.

Just as in Mathew 6: 9, a child listening to me now should be able to say to his father, father, hallowed be thy name and be at peace with himself.

A father in the spirit of the scripture in Mathew 17: 5 should be able to say “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” A husband should also love his wife as much as Christ loved the church and gave his life for it

Let us all strive to give our lives to God and also reconcile with each other.

Amen

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