Ponder these four important characteristics of a loving parent, as follows:
- The loving parent favors his/her child more than anything else in this world.
- The loving parent focuses on his/her child's good points.
- The loving parent is forgiving.
- The loving parent attends to all the necessary needs of his/her child.
How many parents do you know who can objectively and honestly say that they fulfill the above four criteria? We can't possibly know, but one fact we do know. No parent on earth fulfills the above four criteria so completely as our Father in Heaven does. Let's see how: