I was moved by the photography and message of this clip. It’s less than 3 minutes and definitely worth a look.
With Father’s Day right around the corner you may already be thinking of what you might want to say to your dad or grandfather. There’s a good chance your thoughts are also mixed with memories of regret or disappointment. I know how that feels.
I want to encourage you not to let past pain or current awkwardness keep you from saying what your heart leads you to say. Your words spoken to a man who quite possibly wrestles with growing questions of significance due to age, remorse, loss or failure can truly be a life-giving gift. Your words matter.
- “Dad, thank you for providing for us.”
- “Grandpa, thank you for paying attention to me.”
- “I’m grateful for you.”
- “Thank you for your patience.”
- “I’d like to stay in touch more.”
- “Can I come visit? When can you visit us?”
- “I actually thank God for you.”
- “I’m sorry.”
- “I love you.”
On this Father’s Day take one intentional, courageous, manly step to let a key man in your life know he still matters. You won’t regret it.
My greatest joy in life is my family. I know, that sounds like the comment you’re supposed to make as a man and father. All I can say is I literally shake my head in wonder at the family I have: my wife Beryl; my daughter Barclay and son-in-law Vince, their four daughters, Bella, Brynn, Brooke and Blake; my son Alec, my son Conor and daughter-in-law Bonnie, and their daughter Gemma. Every one of them is a genuine gift. Beyond that, I have a calling that I live out through Peregrine Ministries. It is to help men: Understand their identity in Christ, Embrace their role as men, and Live out their God-given calling in life. Bottom line is I’m convinced men matter and I want to help them live life on purpose.