Sunday, June 21, 2009

I See... What Makes Fathers Happy

Today the Mormon Third Eye is celebrating its 100th consecutive thought-provoking, myth-penetrating, and humor-perpetuating Sunday blogpost. To memorialize this amazing accomplishment my talented nephew Parker Timothy pulled together a nifty new banner (above) that accurately exudes the essence of the Mormon Third Eye.

The planets have lined up today for us to celebrate another notable event- Father's Day. The Mormon Third Eye views Father's Day, like many other occasions that traditionally rotate around the sun of dominant LDS culture, a little differently, but still well within the bounds of doctrinal demands. In fact, I think we have Father's Day completely backwards. Instead of fathers receiving gifts on this noble day, we should be giving them.

Why? Because if Father's Day is all about honoring fathers and making them happy, then we should be encouraging real fathers (you know, those men who did not accidentally trip into fatherhood via an intimate indiscretion, but wear the privilege of taking care of their families as a badge of honor) to do what makes them happiest- serving and sacrificing for the wife and kids. Hence, in combining the immortal internet tradition of making lists with today's circumstances, I offer the following list of 100 acts of service that fathers do for their children that make them happy (both father and child!):

  1. Create worlds

  2. Create our bodies

  3. Allow us to make wrong choices so that we may learn from them

  4. Author a plan of salvation

  5. Allow his only Begotten Son to atone for our sins so that we may be ressurrected and return to live with him someday.

  6. No.s 6-100: look out the window- there are at least 96 items out there that Heavenly Father created for our benefit.

What has your Father done for you?

1 comment:

  1. I love the new banner. Very creative! Thanks for helping me to remember our Father in Heaven on this day. I hope you had a great Father's Day!

    (I'm really not sure how to post a comment with your drop box below, so that's why I choose anonymous.)

    Lisa Calderwood