How should we treat our parents?

 

As long as your parents live, your father and mother, call their holy name. Seek their presence and treat them with love and devotion, listen respectfully their word of wisdom and don’t despise their aged image, their gentle words or modest background.

Be grateful while you still have who to call your mother or father, call their unique names with love and gratitude! As long as your parents live, your father and mother, call their holy name. Seek their presence and treat them with love and devotion, listen respectfully their word of wisdom and don’t despise their aged image, their gentle words or modest background.

Treat them as you want your children to treat you. Have patience, don’t treat them like strangers because you will reap what you sow. If you call your parents mother or father, you do well because thus you prove your humanity.

(Translated from Un mare mărturisitor creștin: Preotul Constantin Sârbu, Editura Bonifaciu, București, 2008, p. 188)