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God Cherishes the Role of Mother and Father, we have to also.

In my years of work in the Office and Physical Labor, even in personal life I've witnessed turbulent unrest between parents and their sons and daughters.  Several on the phone on break referring to a parent as the B-word and threatening to hurt her or him if they show up at the wedding. Numerous court talk shows have parents sueing their children and the reverse, shouting and hateful words in gross disrespect of the Judge, baliff and the court. We won't mention the terrible violence and fatalities between family members these days.

Mothers and Fathers bear a sacred role, and we need to be very careful how we deal with them and speak to them.   

On another occasion, as two guys on the street said "yo mama", and later others used the "m-f" cuss-word, I cringed knowing that not only are we expected to Honor our Mother and Father we ought also to honor everyone's Mother and Father, since the role is sacred, ordained by God, as spoken of in the 5th Commandment in
Exodus 20:12 
"Honor thy Father and thy Mother that thy days be long on the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee."
Ephesians 6:1-4
"Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honor thy father and mother, (which is the first commandment with promise:) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. And ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord."

We must be mindful of the importance of respecting the role of a Parent and not throw their title around like a cuss-word or casually where the ear of God hears and is moved with displeasure.  The Lord feels it, He is moved with how a Mother or Father feels about their child and yes also how they are ordered to rear their children in the nuture and admonition of the Lord.  When Mother's Day and Father's Day approach, Let us also be moved with compassion, forgiveness, and strive to forget any hurtful days, harsh words, or painful treatment if any, seek help and regard our Parent(s) the way God would be pleased, In spite of our past with them.  Some believe they can abandon a bad parent for life, but deep down the desire and wish of what we always wanted with them may never go away unless we begin anew and replace past sorrow with newfound favor and love. 

 Someday when Both parents are gone, if your heart is right, you then wish things could've been different and wonder if you could've kept trying to get along, cause there is No Place Like Home, and if Heaven is to be your Home, you will have to Honor them first )

(link to: video selection "Home" from The Wiz (by not a born-singer, but a provoking one)