Father’s Day ought to be Hero’s Day. A day when the role we traditionally title as “dad” is celebrated so the next generation can see it for what it needs to be. It is time for each of us with children to enlist in the “I Want to Be A Dad Who’s A Hero” campaign.
In generations past fathers were heroes. Their role was more easily defined. Dads provided security for the day and direction for the future. Fathers protected the family from the elements and enemies. They also had the chief responsibility to provide a philosophy of life for the future.
If you listened to many social re-constructionists, you would think that the role for the father is no longer needed. If some in the government had their way, they would lead us to believe they could take the place of the father figure.
Nothing could be further from our society’s need. There is no research to back up these absurd assumptions. In fact, just the opposite holds true. Many secular researchers have discovered the desperate need for a father figure in the American family. Forty years of residential ministry at Sheridan House has more than validated the desperate need every child has for a father who acts like a hero.