Why Your Parents Should Be Your First Focus?
Our parents are the instruments used by God for our existence in this world. They are the first ones who taught us about the realities of life. Almost all the first times of our lives are credited to our parents. The first time we smile, eat, walk, write, and many more are all because of their efforts. Even in making decisions and gaining great achievements, they are the ones we should seek. May be because they are the first ones whom we feel the love, care, security and protection. That is why they are the one that we long for in every first time experiences in our lives.
So many elderly are abandoned or left alone at a time of their lives where they need the most contact and care. Even Pope Francis had the strong words about leaving elderly parents unattended (more info on http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/517191/Pope-Francis-says-abandoning-elderly-is-form-of-euthanasia )
In spite such fact there are many children who are becoming ungrateful towards their parents. It is just easy for them to answer them back disrespectfully. They do not even recognize them as the authorities of their homes. By the time they landed a job, they never give any amount from their pockets. But the worst thing is that when their parents are already old. It is just so easy for them to send their parents to home for the aged because it is already hard for them to take care of their aging parents. They just forgot the efforts and sacrifices that their parents did when they cannot even stand on their own. What a sad reality.
Upon seeing the two faces of reality for the parents life, is there really a need to prioritize your parents? Of course, Yes! No matter how bad we see our parents are, reality will say that without them you will not exist in this world. God chose them to be your parents. They did not choose you. Whatever we are enjoying right now, it is because of our parents. Above anybody else in this world, we always need to prioritize our parents. Most especially if we do not have our own family yet. They are used by God to guide us in everything path that we take in our lives. We cannot imagine what kind of sufferings and sacrifices they need to take just to give us comfortable life. We do not know how much money they need to take away from their pocket to buy for your needs. No one can tell how many times they need to suppress their cravings for food just to give it to you. There are no even words can say how much tears they shed for you when you are ill. There is no need for parents to plead before their children. It must be a natural response for a child to prioritize his parents.
It is never too much for a child to prioritize his parents. Always remember your parents in every step you take in your life. It does not matter with them any material possessions. But what matter most is the fact that you can still remember them beyond the busyness of your life. Because time will come that you will become parents too.