a dad with a SORRY attitude
June 9, 2007 5 Comments
In the board game called LIFE, you spin the wheel of fate! (temptation) Do good deeds to earn LIFE Tiles (shallow) and more money (spoils) down the road! Collect your money and LIFE tiles (false sense of security), and have the highest net worth at the end of the game (pride). Live in the big white house and bask in your own glory (greed). Playing pieces are small, colored plastic automobiles, and each pawn has six holes in the top in which “people pegs” are placed throughout the game as the player “gets married” and has or adopts “children” (that he will ignore the entire game).
In the game of CLUE, all of the characters are fictitious even the “victim” is imagined. It’s about foul play (sin). The object of the game is to stay in other peoples business (gossip). The answer lies in the little envelope (temptation). Players move into the rooms and make “suggestions” of what they believe is the room, the person and the weapon for the purpose of gaining information. (nosey)
Accusing a suspect and naming the weapon and the room under suspicion is one of the most exciting features of this game. (tattle tale)
In the game of SORRY, each player has his or her own “start” location (spiritual influence) and “home” location (salvation). The objective is to be the first player to get all four pawns (children) from the start square to the home square. Normal play rotates clockwise, but pawns can move backward (discipline) if directed and sometimes can be done to one’s advantage. You pick cards (paths) and reap the rewards of good fortune (blessings) or pay the price for your decisions (responsibility).
I understand that I may have twisted this a bit, but stick with me.
The first two games have one thing in common. They are both centered on the individual success of the player. It’s all about being the richest, smartest, or most respected. The last game, SORRY, is about progressing others. It’s about watching over and being involved in the travels of your realm of responsibility.
Here is what I think.
The moment you have kids’ you immediately become “the least important person in YOUR life”.Everything that you do needs to be purposely done to insure their security, for as long as they look to you for it. You are responsible, like it or not. Having children is the greatest gift you can receive. Why in God’s green earth do we continue to lookout for things to fulfill our desires, when we have them right in front of our faces?
The game board is already set. All you have to do is get involved. Don’t be sorry that you are a parent, be a SORRY parent.
You won’t be sorry!