Since childhood, I have been a devotee of Episcopal summer camp experience.
I bet there is a “strong one” in your family: the rock on whom the rest of your family can depend.
When we read Bible stories, we always want to cast ourselves as favorably as possible. Sure, we might not be the Forgiving Father – that’s clearly Jesus casting himself in his story, right? – but we could at least be the forgiven son. Except we usually aren’t.
If we are to stand against evil, St. Paul says, we must clothe ourselves in the full armor of God.