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Each one of us has our own particular way of reaching the Creator—our own internal direction, our own way of bringing ourselves closer to the Light of God. Although the way we choose can sometimes take us far from where we started in life, we can never forget our roots because it is our roots that allowed us to grow into who we are today.
Perhaps our parents or the people closest to us are not what we want them to be: They may not agree with our ways or they may not agree with the path we have chosen in life. Or maybe we don’t agree with the way our parents raised us, and we decide that we are not going raise our children that way. Still, we need to treat our parents with respect and human dignity because the specific circumstances and environment that we were raised in shaped who we are and who we will become.