How many fathers hand their sons a snake or a scorpion instead of a fish or an egg? In other words, how many fathers are wicked, and give their sons nothing but grief or pay them no mind. How many sons ask but do not receive; seek but don’t find; knock on the door, but fathers don’t open? For many sons this is the unfortunate consequence of fathers who refuse to be responsible. There are too many fathers who don’t know how to give simple gifts to their sons – attention and love.
Their Father in heaven, however, gives good gifts, the best one being the Holy Spirit. This gift is delivered free of charge with no postage due. It doesn’t need to knock on sons’ doors. The Holy Spirit opens those doors itself to deliver fresh fish and eggs.
Deacon David Pierce