by Greg Laurie
What day of the year are the most phone calls made? Mother’s Day. The most collect calls, however, are made on Father’s Day. Mothers get a lot of acknowledgment and encouragement, and so they should. They more than deserve it. But fathers deserve a little recognition, too.
There was a time when men were more respected in our culture than they are today – especially fathers. It was even reflected on television, with programs like “Father Knows Best.” If someone were to come out with a sitcom about fathers today, they probably would call it “Father Is an Idiot,” because dad is usually the brunt of the joke on television. Dad is the one who doesn’t know anything about anything. In fact, it is the children who are portrayed as the all-knowing, all-wise ones. But there was a day when fathers were looked up to for their wisdom and their guidance.