Parables of Parenthood is dedicated to my dad and, in honor of his birthday, please receive this excerpt as a gift: may grace blossom in your life this day as well.
From Chapter 2, Seeds of Grace
My own father once told me that every adult must first put his or
her parents on trial, and then find them guilty. We all make
mistakes and honestly coming to terms with the failures of
your own parents is part of the process of becoming your
own person. “Yet,” my dad says with his own shy smile,
“What you hope and pray is that your son pardons your
crimes against him.” In other words, we must hope that
God’s grace blossoms in abundance.
Copyright Andrew Taylor-Troutman, 2014; Wipf & Stock Publishers