Knowing Our Place
Yesterday I presented our Fatherhood Engagement program to a Community Action Board and then asked if there were any questions regarding our vision of helping dads, families and communities. One of the attendees inquired about the intended outcomes of our work. “We hope,’ I replied; ‘to give fathers the knowledge and tools they need to make positive impacts on the relationships with their children and family shortterm and to change the destiny of families and communities longterm. The quicker, earlier we can teach dads how important they are for their children and children’s children future the better chance all of us have in living in a more just, loving and peaceful world.”
I believe too often we underestimate our lives and the effects they can have for good or bad, right or wrong, positive and negative. When we realize our thoughts, words and actions echo into the lives of every person we encounter each breath, moment, becomes precious.
To know our purpose, to embrace our worth should be done carefully with wisdom and humility.