God, the perfect parent

PUBLISHED: 09:30 29 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:30 29 January 2013

The Revd Alastair McCollum. Picture by Terry Ife ref mhv 8783-09-11TI

The Revd Alastair McCollum. Picture by Terry Ife ref mhv 8783-09-11TI

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But I must also mention Steve, Craig, Tracey and Stuart!

My friends Steve, Craig, Tracey and Stuart were commenting recently that I never mention them in my ‘Thought For The Week’, or use the wise advice they give me in this column and that I mention my children a lot.

Well, they’ve got a mention now - but it did make me think about why I talk about my children. It’s because I learn so much from them, because I care about them and because (although they’re not perfect) I am proud of them.

Parents hope their children reflect something of us, when they’re good anyway. As a son, I also hope I reflect something of the good I learned from my parents and grandparents.

The Bible says God loves us as a perfect parent, and for those who call ourselves Christians our actions reflect, for better or worse, how others see God. I hope I make God proud of me.

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