Friday, May 15, 2009

Dads Without Wax

There a story about artists in Rome who were dishonest in their dealings with the public. If during the process of making their sculpture it became damaged they would fill the hole with wax. This would cover their mistake and they could sell it at full price.

The word, Sincere, comes from Latin, sine meaning "without" and cera meaning "wax". If a sculpture was authentic it would be wax free. The problem is that you could not tell until many years later.

Dads this is for us. Are you a dad without wax. Are you sincere with your wife, your business dealing, your interaction with your children. Are you really you or do you wax?

Just like the sculpture with wax, when your kids mature to adulthood they will look back and be able to tell where you waxed. So keep it real.

It's fatherhood Friday! Show your kids who you really are today.

If you like scripture, here's a little something for you..."We can be proud of our clear conscience. We have always lived honestly and sincerely, especially when we were with you. And we were guided by God's wonderful kindness instead of by the wisdom of this world." [2 Corinthians 1:12 CEV]


  1. Great post, Craig! Thanks for that!

  2. Great post. Full of information on many levels and certainly thought provoking.

  3. I work hard at being a dad and husband without wax before there was a point when my life was full of cracks and I used wax to mask it.

  4. Amen, brother. Took me a while to get here, but I'm pretty wax-free. Keepin' it really real.

  5. It's easy to see where I wax, it usually leaves a red mark...oh wait....

    Great post and something we all need to think about more often.


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