Keller: Have a Happy Father’s Day

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 17, 2020

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A few years ago, a friend of mine shared with me his experiences with alcohol. He told me that he was a heavy drinker for many years.

His wife and close friends would suggest occasionally that he should seek help for his drinking. He stated that he never missed work and always provided the necessities for his wife and three children.

Drinking was a big part of his life after work, on weekends and holidays. He always considered himself a social drinker.

It wasn’t until his oldest son, age 13, had a school assignment for Father’s Day to describe his father did he realize what the people he loved the most thought of him.

This is the way his son described him:


My dad can climb the highest mountain.
He can swim the swiftest streams.

Sometimes he’s real nice to me,
But most of the time he just screams.

At times we have so much fun together,
But most of the time he just gets drunk
and takes out the garbage.

What is your relationship with your children? If we stop to listen once in a while, the people who love us the most might just have an important message for us.

Alcohol robs us of the good life of love, peace and joy.

Being a corporate president, a pastor of a large church, or even the president of the United States, is not a more important responsibility than being a godly father.

Happy Father’ s Day!

If you have any questions, or comments, please write to Harold Keller at Get High on Life, P.O. Drawer U, Reserve, LA 70084 or call (985) 652-8477.