A father is someone who wants to catch you before you fall . . .  (Kenneth J. Brown, insurance broker)

That, indeed, is the first reaction of a loving father, isn’t it? Brown continues with an even more important characteristic of a wise father: “. . . but instead picks you up, brushes you off, and lets you try again.” It’s from the falls and missteps of young life that children learn the importance of getting up and trying again. That’s the great blessing a loving father gives his children.

For the Lord corrects those he loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights. (Proverbs 3:12).