Radio Show – If Not Now, When
First air date: Thursday, December 9, 2010
Pastor Drew Sams (Calvary Church, Westlake Village, CA) for “The Men’s Room” and “Teen Rap”
Julie Spira (CyberDatingExpert) for “Online Dating”
The column referenced is, “If Not Now, When.”
Rabbi Hillel had a famous quote from about 2,000 years ago: “If Not Now, When?” If ever there was a timeless question this is it, especially as we enter the holiday season. It really applies to just about everything in our lives, but for the sake of staying “on point,” I am applying it to parenting.
Everyone remembers the classic Harry Chapin song, “The Cat’s in the Cradle,” which is about a dad who taught his son to be like himself–a too busy dad to make time for his son–only to learn that lesson himself, when he was on the receiving end of his son’s unavailability. Can you listen to that song without tearing up? I can’t.