“What’s the matter with these kids today,” was sung by Mr. & Mrs. MacAfee in the 1963 musical “Bye,Bye, Birdie” and it is certainly a question that is still being asked almost 60 years later. So where does the blame fall, on the parents or the children? Seeing he is blamed for everything else, let’s look at Adam. If he had been a better father, set a better example, teaching them, spending more time with them, would Cain still have killed Abel? It is an awesome privilege to be a father, but it is also an awesome responsibility and a responsibility not for only a few years but a lifetime. Children need to be taught about God, courtesy, respect, honor, and where else more than at home from their fathers and mothers? As fathers, we set the example. We are being watched by our children, their friends, neighbors. What do they see? More importantly, what does God see? Our country is in severe trouble because the enemy has slowly eroded away the family and its values. It doesn’t matter if you have a new born or are a great grandfather, we need to be leading the way. We need to pray for God’s help to be the best father, the best example we can be, and pray for other fathers to be the same. God will help us, but we have to be willing to put out the effort! Thank You, dear Heavenly Father, for being our Father, showing us how to love, and thank You for allowing us the joy of being a father too!