I just saw a commerical for a new ABC show called "Big Shots" and one of the guys on the show made a profound statement.
Men...we're the new women
Unfortunately, I have no context for the quotation nor do I know what was meant by the statement. Yet I do think that we have swung a pendulum hard to one side in our culture. Some love to assume that we still live in a world where boys are taught that "real men don't cry." We are hardly living in that world any longer. We live in a society where boy behavior is medicated, the height of masculinity is being "real" enough to whimper with your friends and passivity reigns in the chests of many men.
I love the word's of a Father to a son as he is about to pass away:
1 When David's time to die drew near, he commanded Solomon his son, saying, 2 “I am about to go the way of all the earth. Be strong, and show yourself a man, 3 and keep the charge of the Lord your God, walking in his ways and keeping his statutes, his commandments, his rules, and his testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn, 4 that the Lord may establish his word that he spoke concerning me, saying, ‘If your sons pay close attention to their way, to walk before me in faithfulness with all their heart and with all their soul, you shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel.’ 1 Kings 2:1-4
On a positive note - if you are a husband or a father - take a moment and read this