Tuesday, June 21, 2011

42z Father's Day: We May Be Several Days Late, but It Is Always Timely to Honor Our Fathers!

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Rembrandt's Father -By Rembrandt
 Two days ago, June 19, FATHER'S DAY was celebrated in the United States of America and perhaps in your country too! Maybe in your country there is no certain day when fathers are honored and remembered.

Nonetheless, our fathers should be considered very important by each of us, whether they are still living or have already passed on to the other side of the "veil" (which is the case with my father).

I chose to feature the painting the great artist Rembrandt did of his own father. I like to think that he put special effort into showing his father as he really was. I think I see in his portrayal of him, great love and respect by a loving son.

Perhaps if each of us were great artists we would do a specially fine job of painting our own fathers.

I am not an artist. I wish I had those talents. However, I will have to do a painting of a different kind, writing about my own father: Philip John Birch with words of love.

Instead of writing something new I will link you to one of my favorite blog posts that I did about my father in December of last year.

In telling about my father I believe you will see the strokes of love as I use the paintbrush of writing about him.

After you have viewed my Post 42a which you will be linked to by clicking on the link found not far below, please click out of that post.

As you will do so you will find yourself having a late but very welcome Father's Day treat in watching and listening to the incomparable MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR performing one of the most beautiful of all LDS Hymns (in my humble opinion)I found myself weeping profusely as I watched and listened to this Tabernacle Choir video in which one of my most favorite  hymns of my church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is performed.
"O My Father" (Written by Eliza R. Snow)
I hope you will be touched emotionally and spiritually as much as I was when you too view and listen to that special video!

Here is the link to my earlier post  (42a) in which I feature my father, Philip John Birch.

Neil's Post 42a

The next link is to the video in which the Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs the LDS Hymn:  O My Father. After you begin listening to this, one of my most favorite of all LDS hymns, you will soon realize that the Father being honored by this great Mormon Woman of our pioneer days, Eliza R. Snow, is not her earthly father or our earthly fathers, but her and our, Heavenly Father!

After having experienced this very special video to which you will be linked by clicking on the line just below this paragraph, please click out of the video and return to my post 42z for final comments and my usual blog post ending. Thank you for being my guest this day!

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Sings: "Oh My Father."

I was in tears throughout that video. You too, may have joined me in doing that!


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