Personally, I have never cared for the use of the words “father,” “lord,” or “king,” as labels for God, or clergy. As an American woman of Gen X, I’ve never had a father, nor have I ever heard anything godly about any “lord” or “king.”
I like that Jesus’ followers called Him “Teacher.” I had some amazing teachers. That’s why I became one.
And now, as a disabled woman who has been out of the classroom for about five years, I know that there is no such thing as “no longer being a teacher.” It’s not a job. It’s a way of living. 💝
P.S. his response was perfect: