A Father's Journey: Together Life - Grandfather, son & grandson | Nashville Christian Family Magazine - June 2023 issue - Free Christian Magazine

I am not sure how many of you know about the Law of Symbiosis.  It is a very interesting law that happens all around us every day of our life.  The word symbiosis actually means “together life”.  The law refers to the three types of relationships organisms share that live in close approximation to one another; often one cannot live without the other.  In extreme cases, one organism actually lives inside the other organism.  This law is the basis of ecology; the study of living organisms and their environment, and it is powered by the wisdom of three.

  • Relationship one is Parasitism: the parasite benefits and the host is harmed.
  • Relationship two is Commensalism: one species benefits, the other is neither hurt nor helped.
  • Relationship three is Mutualism: when both species benefit.

In a family environment we see all three as an evolution from one to another. As we celebrate Father’s Day let’s examine each separately as they pertain to a father’s relationship to the children.

Parasitism is often viewed as a negative way to live life because of the harm the parasite brings to the host organism.  Many times, in life the host organism knows the parasite is harming them but graciously allows the relationship to continue.  We can site hundreds of cases where a father selflessly gave his all for his children.  When the child is young, this is understandable and is a very natural occurrence. It is only when the child becomes older and knowingly “feeds” off the father’s generosity, to the point of his detriment, does this affiliation become a negative situation.  

As the child matures into adolescence the relationship should become one of Commensalism.  The child should benefit from the father support and developmental guidance while the father is made whole through the results of these efforts.  From the father’s perspective it is enriching to be able to be a part of the fulfillment of their child’s personal development and the rewards are great on many levels while the disadvantages are minimal.

Once the child has matured into an adult, the relationship should have reached a healthy state of Mutualism.  The child and the father both benefit from the others existence without harm to either.  It is here that the father can observe the start of a new cycle of relationships and the continuation of his legacy.  The child takes the lessons of the father, applying them in their lives while passing them along to the next generation.  The one time parasite now becomes host to their children; the cycle of life continues and thrives.

Science proves once more the Power of the Wisdom of Three.  It is our God, the Father, through the Wisdom of Three, who gives us the blueprint we need to solve our problems in raising our children.  The term symbiosis, “together life”, is His explanation of the steps Solutionaries should take in order to teach others the truth. 

Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers who selflessly leads another along their life’s journey with the motto; Together Life.                 

If this is my last post, I want all to know there was only one purpose for all that I have written; to have made a positive difference in the lives of others.

Anthony “Tony” Boquet, the author of “The Bloodline of Wisdom, The Awakening of a Modern Solutionary”

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