Are You Really Living?

You Can -- In Fathering

All men die – few men ever really live! (from John Eldredge, Wild at Heart)

Stop and think about that. Think slowly and deeply so you make an honest assessment and hopefully a new or renewed commitment to “really live”. Eldredge talks about three desires written deeply inside each man’s heart: a desire for a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue. Let’s focus on the adventure to live.

That “adventure to live” can and should be found in your fathering. Where else do you face such profound and complex challenges – and such profound consequences in terms of the life each of your children will enjoy and the impact each will have on all other people they come into contact with?

Fathering is one area where you can find true greatness, for you are not only influencing the lives of your children but the hundreds and possibly thousands of people that each of them will influence in their lives. Through investing in the lives of your children, you can leave a mark on this world far beyond your wildest imagination.

That is an adventure to live. That is REALLY LIVING!

2 thoughts on “Are You Really Living?

  1. In Fathering and being a Daddy, I have found true joy and the essence of living. You get to impact lives of young children and their friends. Interestingly enough the children in return influence their parents too. Its is indeed our responsibility to live and help live, build a great exciting and adventurous life for our Children. I am committed to making sure that my children, their friends, our neighbors children, the school children that associate with ours, do enjoy a “desire for a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue”.

    Bob Homrin, keep up the great work! You are surely on a the MOST noble course. You remind me of another great Bob, Buford who is equally instrumental in helping men among them great dads to find their groove.

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