Sunday, January 16, 2011

Today's Spiritual Message: Placing Family Above All Else

My inspiration for this week's post came when I read an article shared by my man, Alex Chitu of Google Operating System blog.

I was fascinated when I read it (and am still crossing my fingers that it's real).  It's called, Experience:  I Lived with Wolves.

Is that the F-Word?
As amazed as I was with the whole article, my jaw (read the article for the allusion, I think you'll enjoy it) really dropped when I read this last line:
I want to show people that wolves aren't savage and ruthless – they are balanced and trustworthy creatures that place their family above all else.
I'm confident that I'm far from the perfect husband, father, son, or brother.  On the other hand, I'm very grateful for the document on your right, The Family:  A Proclamation to the World because I do believe our Heavenly Father wants us to be happy and that "Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Here is a set of five siblings whom I feel provides a glimpse of how rewarding and enjoyable such a family life can be.

Oh, and as I just accidentally broke our popcorn popper, I'll see how much my wife buys into the "forgiveness" part of the Proclamation, once she gets out of the shower . . .


Fletch said...

One memory I have of Dad is going to see Never Cry Wolf. This post cracked me up.

Cougar Abogado said...

Glad you enjoyed it. Never Cry Wolf? The 1983 film?

Steph said...

I love this message. Jon and I don't have our own children yet for our little family but I look forward to building that relationship with them. Who knows, maybe we will have 5 classical pianist children too :)

Christy said...

Amazing story!