Only through Faith can the spiritual child within us be raised back to life and thus enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.
To Jairus’ daughter who had died:
Jesus took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum!” (which means “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”).
Immediately the girl stood up and began to walk around (she was twelve years old). At this they were completely astonished.
~ Mark 5:41-42
As this father was quick to learn, no family is quite complete without its Mother.
“My son, be steadfast in honoring your father;
do not grieve him as long as he lives.
Even if his mind fails, be considerate of him;
do not revile him because you are in your prime.
Kindness to a father will not be forgotten;
it will serve as a sin offering – it will take lasting root.
In time of trouble, it will be recalled to your advantage,
like warmth upon frost it will melt away your sins.
Those who neglect their father are like blasphemers;
those who provoke their mother are accursed by their Creator.”
~ Sirach 3:12-16