The mothering qualities of true fatherhood

I was blessed by my relationship with my dad, who was a soft-spoken, spiritually minded man—a man of solid integrity yet with gentle ways. I’ve been equally blessed by having male friends whom I regard as mentors, brothers—guys who illustrate what it truly means to be heroes and strong men—who are also nurturers and gentle-men. And as a dad myself (and now a granddad), I continue to discover that some of the most essential spiritual qualities needed in that role are qualities we often assign exclusively to motherhood.

What does that mean? As I’ve read and prayed with the Bible’s narrative of creation in the first chapter of Genesis, I’ve come to realize that all of us, individually and collectively, are the complete children of one loving Father-Mother God. Our true origin is spiritual, not physical; God did not create mortal men and women, each with only male or female qualities. We are the spiritual image and likeness of God, created with masculine and feminine qualities combined in perfect unity—not categorically assigned by human gender. God and His family—you and I—are inseparable, as the perfect original and full, flawless spiritual reflection.

How I Found Christian Science
Question answered, healing found
June 12, 2017

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