The one commandment with a promise: Honor your father and your mother. Have you wondered what this means in real terms? Is this a command just for our youth or is it for everybody that has living parents? Some refer to this as the forgotten commandment. Why? In previous episodes we spoke to the importance of others in my knowledge of and return to faith. Now we get down to the brass tacks, parents. In Honoring Parents – My Tribute, I discuss the impact of my parents in the context of honoring them. Here I use a tribute to honor them publically. Listen. Here’s why honoring parents matters. Experience an intentional expression of it in the form of a tribute. We discuss the process or writing one, the challenges, and the impacts. In this episode my mother joins us briefly for a reading of a tribute I gave her and dad back in the mid-90’s. I framed it and flew up to deliver it and read it to them personally. Now that dad is no longer with us, I am grateful that I did it when he was able to hear it and I am grateful to share it with you now with Mom’s blessing.
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In addition to the bible, a key resource referred to here is The Tribute, no longer in print. A newer version which I highly recommend is available at the following link: