Key Lessons for Father’s Day: Insights from a Missouri Pastor and Father of Five


The verses from the Bible, especially Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, offer important lessons to reflect on this Father’s Day. Rev. Hans Fiene, pastor and father of five children, emphasizes the importance of understanding the relationship between earthly fathers and the Father in heaven.

Fiene addresses the argument of some atheists that the meaning of individual existence diminishes in the vast universe. He finds this argument weak and suggests that it stems from a lack of love from earthly fathers. He believes that earthly fathers are a reflection of Heavenly Father’s love, and that their actions can have a significant impact on a child’s understanding of God’s love.

The pastor emphasizes the role of a loving and caring father in shaping a child’s perception of God’s love. He explains that a father who protects, loves, and sacrifices for his child lays the foundation for understanding the unconditional love of God. On the contrary, when fathers fail to show love and compassion, children may struggle to understand the concept of a loving God.

Fiene recognizes the pain and wounds that individuals can carry through relationships with fathers who have failed to show love. He emphasizes the need for healing and peace, and encourages those hurt by their fathers to look to the infinite love of God as demonstrated through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

Reflecting on his own experiences, the pastor expresses gratitude for witnessing love and sacrifice in his father’s actions. He hopes to pass this same love on to his children and prays that all fathers will embody the love and faithfulness of the Father in Heaven.

As Father’s Day approaches, Fiene’s message resonates with the importance of fatherhood in shaping beliefs and values. It serves as a reminder to appreciate and emulate the love and sacrifice that fathers show, and reflects the unconditional love of the Father in Heaven. May this Father’s Day be a celebration of love, faithfulness and the profound impact of fatherly love on understanding God’s love for all.