If you find this site useful, please donate to support our work
Subscribe

Get our latest news by email:

Search

Looking for something?

Find news about...
shared parenting (34) research (14) consultation (12) Parental Alienation (11) child support (10) fundraising (10) contact (9) courts (8) family law (8) CMEC (7) legislation (7) Scottish Parliament (7) bar reports (6) Court (6) Court reform (6) shared care (6) child maintenance (5) child protection (5) CSA (5) lay assistant (5) legal aid (5) parenting (5) divorce (4) education (4) England (4) fathers (4) Father's Day (4) leave to remove (4) legal (4) parental rights (4) parenting strategy (4) party litigant (4) relocation (4) unmarried fathers (4) absent fathers (3) child support (3) children's rights (3) Christmas (3) conference (3) court rules (3) false allegations (3) gill review (3) Hague Convention (3) ICSP (3) maintenance (3) male victims of domestic violence (3) McKenzie Friend (3) mediation (3) parental involvement (3) Parenting Apart (3) Public petitions Committee (3) Scottish Government (3) Sheriff Court (3) social work (3) sponsored events (3) summary sheriffs (3) supporting fathers (3) Tough Mudder (3) tv (3) 10k (2) abduction (2) Aileen Campbell (2) Australia (2) bedroom tax (2) charging (2) child development (2) child maintenance reform (2) children (2) children's minister (2) children's views (2) consultation response (2) Cross-border issues (2) Dads Rock (2) debate (2) domestic violence (2) England and Wales (2) English family courts (2) English family law (2) Equal Opportunities Commitee (2) Equal Parents (2) events (2) family courts (2) Family Justice Review (2) family research (2) film (2) funding (2) Glasgow (2) high conflict disputes (2) holiday contact (2) international abuction (2) international child abduction (2) interviews (2) Japan (2) Karen Woodall (2) Minnesota (2) national parenting strategy (2) new partners (2) Nicholas Bala (2) PA (2) parenting information (2) parenting support (2) Penelope Leach (2) relationship support (2) relationships (2) reports (2) Safeguarders (2) school information (2) schools (2) seminar (2) separation (2) statistics (2) Supreme Court (2) surveys (2) sweden (2) Switzerland (2) training (2) Warshak (2) welfare reform (2)
Facebook
« What My Father Means To Me - 5 | Main | Father's Day - the meaning for some fathers »
Thursday
Jun162011

What My Father Means To Me: 4

We asked some religious leaders about their fathers.  The Right Reverend David Arnott,  Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland said:

I realise that I learned from my father that we are all here to serve and to help other people.  Life is a gift and we all have to use that gift for the good of the society in which we live.

My father, who was a GP in West Fife, spent himself looking after his patients. When he died one of his patients said to me it was as if a friend had passed away.  He was also an elder in the Kirk. When I was studying divinity we would regularly debate issues of faith.  It was clear to me he took his faith seriously, but also that he questioned it regularly. If that causes uncertainty on occasion, it also results in a stronger faith.

I like to think those qualities have helped to shape my own outlook on life. I am very much aware I am my father's son.

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>