Just Thinking 2017
Is Mom Obsolete?
I come to Mother’s Day this year with no mother-in-law, mother, wife or wife-in-law insight in my life. I feel very single. Now I am blessed with sisters, daughters, grand and great grand daughters so there are girls all around; just don’t need to go card shopping this year. It is just a new feeling, I am struggling to get used to the single feeling. .
Else where, mom and dad are getting the boot. Canada has become the half way house between Europe and the United States. On the western edge of Canada in Mission, British Columbia, the Albert McMahan elementary school has caused a stir in the family tradition. The 1st and 2nd grade teacher sent home a note that to accommodate diversity (Yes, what we faced in Nat’l Day of Prayer) there would be no mention of or take home projects for either Mother or Father’s Day. This was to make children feel safe in class.
Clear across Canada in Cove Harbour, Nova Scotia, another diversity move in the elementary school they canceled mother and father’s day and replaced with one family day. Though the approach was different and not so harsh, the fallout was about the same.. Families across Canada are up in arms over the chipping away at the traditional nuclear family.
Now, no one wants to hurt children’s feelings, but the constant taking from the halves to give to the have not’s has created it own fall out. We are approaching parity on married and unmarried households. On the one side you have the nuclear family mostly middle aged and older married couples. On the other side you have singles living together as family, single woman and children or single men and children, homosexual couples. Because of that the cultural planners are making decisions in the name of diversity. We complain but it falls on deaf ears.
The truth is we, the nuclear family has made enough bad decisions over the past 60 years, we are reaping the harvest we have sown. Now, for me it is current history since I have been a preacher before and all through that time.
I admit to being a voice in the wilderness, I was only heard by a small minority of the people. Family size, purity, life time commitment are part of the fall out. Now society planners are taking over. By default they get their way. It is a brand new world and we must adjust, even if we go kicking and screaming. What can we do?
We can wake up, shape up and teach, promote, example and proclaim from every open opportunity our Christian family values. We may be a voice crying in the wilderness, but let us be an appealing voice.
We need to make sure as long as we have voice, Mom, Dad and Christian family values do not become obsolete.