On Father’s Day
I see a whole nation of young men confused, scratching, clawing to figure out a what it means to be a man. As a culture, we offer them many flavors. The rough and tumble hunter. The womanizing spy killer. The athlete. The scientist willing to travel space. In most every narrative we see a man overcome impossible odds, save the beauty, and save the town yet we miss something elemental.
I am not sure our culture can deliver an accurate portrayal of what it means to be a man. Real masculinity, the authentic kind, is embodied in a very simple, truest to our nature role, which sits inside, and undergirds the most timeless institution in history.
A true man is one who commits himself to the leadership of himself and others. He goes beyond his own needs, makes the commitment and takes the necessary actions to raise and steward a family. There is no better description of manhood than one who takes on the responsibility of as husband and father.