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Our Children Teach Us by Raymond A. Foss

In their reflection, our flaws, our lapses, our weakness,
humanness, reality, blemishes and all
Blank slates, ready to be filled
Lessons they will teach,
based on what is written there
A story of the children in the garden
disobeying the one rule, blaming others
A tale of a father, wayward willful children
A prayer of the son, our savior,
risen Lord, our brother
They are a reflection of the father,
a projection of the generations to come
each a mirror on the fathers and mothers
who came before, the village in which we live,
We bear the responsibility, for the next ones,
to reflect the son, the father,
to be the hands, the feet, the voices
bringing their message, of love, of hope
to all the generations to come
until the end of the age

June 15 and June 18, 2008
Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7, Lectionary Year A,
Luke 15:11-32, Lectionary Year A, Prodigal Son,
the Lord’s Prayer, and the sermon,
“Jesus’ Teachings on Fatherhood”,
by Rev. Huntley Halvorson,
Wesley United Methodist Church,
Concord, NH, Father’s Day, June 15, 2008
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