The Power of a Dependent Father
Posted on August 31, 2012
Filed under Opinion
When your father is very powerful, you are able to do so much. You feel safe and secure in his great arms. You are comfortable, if not confident, to ask him for anything. He takes you to places, shows you things, entertains you, houses, feeds, clothes and educates you. And when you go to school you can boast about how great your father is – how much greater than other children’s fathers.
But when you grow up and become a father, you realise how difficult life is; how weak and inadequate you are; how complex the world has become; how vulnerable you actually are; how few resources you have to care and provide for your family. …”
– from Phillip Jensen’s weekly column.