Tuesday, September 15, 2009
What Is That?
Thanks to Bro. J for forwarding the link to this video. It's a short Greek film about a father, his son, and a sparrow. My dad is very much like the father in this video and I oftentimes like the son. This reminds me too of our recent Psychogenetics retreat.
Right now, I'm in a point in my life where I have to be extra patient and understanding towards my father. Communicating with him is difficult because his mind is not as lucid as before. He is becoming increasingly dependent on us though he is not totally disabled. Basically, my mom and I (being the eldest) are taking over the big responsibility of caring for him, but it is really not the issue here. The thing is that he can be very difficult and exasperating to deal with at times because of his attitude problem. It makes me wonder now who is the father and who is the son. My mom literally assumes the role of the head of the family and I don't think that is good. I guess I really need to look for a role model somewhere else. The best that I can do is to pray for him and show him respect and compassion.
In all fairness to my dad, he made a lot of sacrifices for me especially when I was young, and for that I will forever be grateful to him.