Once upon a minute lived a little boy whose dad was a gangster. The boy never saw his dad much because he was in jail. The gangster spent his time in jail searching for his own dad who had spent most of his life in jail.
The little boy longed to see his dad and grandad who were gangsters in jail. He sat alone on the porch and dreamed of good things to believe about the gangsters in jail. Someday my dad will get out of jail and he'll be a millionaire. He'll take me places and buy me things. Life will be so cool when my dad the gangster gets out of jail!"
The years went by, the boy on the porch and dad in jail. Soon the boy became a gangster. He learned the way of the hood very well. His dad the gangster would be proud of his little boy. The boy was now an OG who could steal, kill and destroy better than his dad ever did. It didn't take long before the boy caught a case and the boy-turned-OG was now in jail. Do you think dad or granddad is proud?
If you're a gangster, it's time to retire. If you have a child, it's time to be a Dad. Don't give me that crap about your baby's momma being a real "b." Step up and do what's right. You have a duty and responsibility to be a father. Leave the thug life behind, make your kid proud in real life so he doesn't have to make up fantasies about a make believe dad he doesn't even know. Retire gangster! Repeat after me: "I DON'T HAVE TO BE WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO ME!"
Thanks for your time. Go do something nice for somebody.
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.
and behold, a voice out of the heavens said, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased."