Are Your Parents In Need?
Regardless of how well our parents took care of us, we have an obligation to take care of our parents when they are in need. This is especially true when one parent has passed on and only a mom or dad is left behind. It is not always easy to look after a parent and there are many different ways of providing care which range from helping out with various tasks around the home to full-time medical care. The apostle Paul writes in 1 Timothy 5:3-8 “Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need. But if a widow has children or grandchildren, these should learn first of all to put their religion into practice by caring for their own family and so repaying their parents and grandparents, for this is pleasing to God. …. If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an un-believer.” OlyLife suggests the point made here is clear – we have a biblical obligation in addition to our familial responsibility to take care of our parents when needed.
Parents Are Not Always Easy To Take Care Of
We are sometimes called to do difficult tasks in life. God never promised us that our life here on earth would be lollipops and roses. In fact, certain medical conditions such as severe arthritis or worse yet, alzheimer’s, can be extremely arduous and gut wrenching. Of course, our parents do not want to be a burden, we must remind them that they are not a burden and we are faithfully going to take care of our parents out of love for them and honor for God. When we fulfill our responsibility to do our best to care for our parents, we are a blessing to them while we take steps toward making the most of our one and only life – That’s OlyLife!
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