Merriam-Webster Dictionary defined father as a male parent or a man who has begotten a child. It is a general truth that each person has his/her father. They are addressed in many ways like dad, daddy, papa, tatay, ama and many more.
In Philippine Society, fathers are considered to be the provider of the family. He is the one who works and earns money to sustain the family’s needs. It is his responsibility to make sure that the bills are paid, there will be food to eat and that the children are able to go to school.
Aside from being the provider of the family, the father is also the one who imposes rules in the family. He is like a nation’s president, who needs to take care of his family. He sets rules and regulations to be followed. He needs to be a man of discipline and a man of his words because he is the number one role model of his children.
Living with a father since your existence makes him a child’s friend. He became a child’s first friend, first wrestling buddy, first admirer, and many other “firsts”. He, indeed, is an influential operson to every person.
One of the most important roles of a father is to bring his family closer to God. In the bible, fathers are given the authority to rule his family. God also revealed his plan through the patriarchs or fathers of the family. It is the father’s responsibility to hear from God and relay it to the family.
A father plays many roles in our lives but aside from being our superhero, provider, and role model, fathers are precious gifts from the Lord Almighty.