Honoring parents is the first duty of children. Even in pre-Christian times, all peoples inviolable rule was that the youngest always revered and respected elders. Especially the children of their parents.
FILIAL piety requires, first of all, nature itself: thanks to the parents because we are called to life. And for this one needs to appreciate mother and father. And not only for that. His parents raised us, educated, caring, and vigilantly watched over every step, and helped when we had need of assistance. Moved in his heart the greatest grief, hardship, illness, failure. And, of course, all this teaches children to honor, to respect their parents.
In Scripture we can find many examples of love of parents to their children. And even the vices of children, their incorrect actions of maternal and paternal love can forgive them. Therefore, children must remember this and try to be thankful to our parents. Grievously insulted Absalom his father, prophet and king David, who rebelled against him with his unworthy subjects. But listen to what David says to his generals: deal gently for my sake with the young man Absalom (2 Sam. 18, 5), and when Absalom was killed, David was deeply grieved, cried, sobbed and said: “my son, my son Absalom! Oh, I had to die instead of you. (2 Sam. 18, 33). Continue reading