nedjelja, 23. veljače 2014.

Honor your Parents


“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.
In the gospels, Jesus affirmed the importance of honouring one's father and mother (Matthew 15:1-9, Matthew 19:17-19, Mark 10:17-19, Luke 18:18-21) Paul quotes the commandment in his letter to the church in Ephesus:
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honour your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” (Ephesians 6:1-2, ESV. See also Colossians 3:20)

The words of Jesus and the teaching of Paul indicate that adult children remain obligated to honor their parents by providing for material needs. In the gospels, Jesus is portrayed as angry with some people who avoided materially providing for their parents by claiming the money they would have used was given to God (Matthew 15:3-8, Mark 7:9-12. In these passages, Jesus quotes Isaiah 29:13) According to the Gospel of John, when Jesus was on the cross, he provided for his natural mother by giving the Apostle John the charge to care for her, which John accepted (John 19:26-27).
According to the gospel of Matthew, the obligation to honour one’s parents is bounded by one’s obligation to God: “Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me.” (Matthew 10:37 ESV) Such boundaries, and the primacy of the first commandment itself, lead scholars to conclude that honouring one's parents does not include breaking God’s law (i.e., committing a sin) at the behest of a parent.

The Catholic Church teaches that adult children have a duty to honor their parents by providing “material and moral support in old age and in times of illness, loneliness, or distress.

Never hurts your parents. You need to listen them because they gave you  the gift of life. Respect your parents when they get old. Be happy that you have parents. As long as you have them you will have support because you will always be a child in their eyes.

A touching story of an old father, son and a sparrow.Don't forget the love that they gave to you.  

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