I bet there is a “strong one” in your family: the rock on whom the rest of your family can depend.
The Prodigal Son & The Disney Princess
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.
I don’t carry a shield. But if I’m truly following Jesus, I’ll need one.
If we are to stand against evil, St. Paul says, we must clothe ourselves in the full armor of God.