If you are laughing at the programs mentioned earlier, that are offensive to our Lord, then can you really say that you are allowing Christ to rule your life? Most youth and young adults quickly retort to me that giving these pastimes up would mean they have no more entertainment and surely our Lord would not want that. I believe the cross says different.
Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect. (Rm. 12:2)
I worked for many years as a chaplain in the jail and prison system in Texas and Wyoming and without fail I never counseled with an inmate who had a relationship, good or bad, with his father – they grew up without their fathers around at all! They themselves are now not there for their children and so the cycle continues.
To you my fellow fathers and brothers, wake up and take back the culture for your wife and children.
David Nowak is a Weatherford resident and frequent contributor to Viewpoints.