The Brotherhood – Part 128

The Brotherhood of the Second Cross was established on Father’s Day 2005 where 160 men stood before their wives and children to pledge themselves to purity, self-sacrifice, loyalty, and excellence. Today, hundreds more have joined the commitment.

What do you really care about?

This weekend, fans in at least two states will care greatly about the world’s biggest annual sporting event. I won’t–not because I’m no football fan, but due to my jealousy over my own team’s 44-year absence from such a moment.

Do you care about wildlife preservation or political agendas?

Do you care about the buzz on your police scanner or the possibility that Krispy Kreme is coming to your neighborhood?

What do you care about–or REALLY care about.

Okay, let’s ask someone else. Suppose we asked your children what you really care about. What do you think they would say? Would the items on their list of your passions match yours? Would they be in the same order?

There’s a lot of stuff demanding the next generation’s keen attention. So much data, so many causes, but do your kids know how to sort through it all?

It would help them to know what you really care about–to see in you a passion for things that really matter. Sure, there are some things that are fun to care about, like football or other hobbies. But if we talk sports more than we talk of God and our relationships that matter, are we helping them with healthy priorities. If they think work matters more to us than they do, what sort of future are we setting them up to find?

Care about the right things–yeah, that’s important. But be sure your kids somehow SEE that you care about such things. Let them see that you give your best to the best things so they’ll know how to sort through the pile of possibilities themselves.

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