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A Legacy and Father's Day

This past weekend, I attended a family reunion, my family on my father's side. Sixty nine relatives gathered on Lake Whitney for two days of telling stories and catching up; AND, celebrating the legacy which we share.

My cousin, Terry, read of eight generations from John H. Mulkey, who was born in 1824 and to which my father, Mulkey Carl Wilkes, belonged. I learned that the head of each of those generations was a Christian. My father's father, and his father, and so on, not only embraced the faith but passed it on to their family. I am a recipient of that heritage of faith, and I trust the faith I have passed on to my children will be passed on to their children.

The legacy of faith I inherited reminded me of Paul's words to Timotheos, when he was reminded of his young friend's "sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and...now lives in you." (2 Timothy 1:5)

We have the choice to pass on generational sins or faith to t…