Thursday, May 9, 2013

My soapbox may have a groove worn into it by the time I write this post and get everything off of my chest that needs to be said. Fair warning, dear reader.

Testing, testing . . . ::tapping microphone . . .

If you have a child, a biological child, and have not given up your rights to that child to another adult: you are responsible for his care and well being. Regardless of your relationship with the other parent: you have a moral, legal and spiritual responsibility to fulfill. This is no surprise revelation. This should not be news to you.

Even criminals recognize their responsibilities toward their children. Men and women who have not a single shred of moral upbringing recognize their responsibilities toward their children and do their best to fulfill them.

Make no mistake: neglecting your responsibilities IS abuse toward the ones you are responsible for. There will be a day of reckoning. And when that day comes I'll be standing right behind you, wavin' a sparkler over your head and singing this song in your ear:

Let freedom ring
Let the white dove sing
Let the whole world know that today
is a day of reckoning
Let the weak be strong
Let the right be wrong
Roll the stone away
Let the guilty pay
It's Independence Day

And I won't be the only one singing at the top of my lungs, oh no.

"He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me." Psalm 55:18

Will I rejoice in your demise? Your hardship? The fact that you will have to humbly admit on bended knee before the Creator of the Universe that you have failed by shirking your responsibility time and time again?

No.  I will feel pity.

But I will be rejoicing that justice for the neglected child has finally come.


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