Are there any laws around the world that give parents rights to visit or to see their obstinate adult children? Or rights of adult children to visit their parents because of deep longings and blood and bone connection? Simply because we love them?
This issue has arisen after reflection about my own mother, who decided to ‘cut me off’ her ‘Christmas list’ when I gave her a message from God. The message was the gospel, which is freely accessible in books, in the Bible, which is the most frequently read book in the world. For some reason we were denied access to the Bible as citizens of Ireland (1948 – 1970’s) at least, when I lived there.
For many years I was not permitted to contact my mother at her request because I upset her history of religious practices (R.C).
Of course I now realize that this is a very hard call for those who have been brought up with rosary beads, mass, lent, confessions to a priest and indulgences, repetitive praying, statues and medalions (idols).
Whatever the reasons concocted to prevent me from visiting my beloved mother. I loved her deeply and dearly and still do, I wonder what my ‘natural rights’ to visit her and bring my children (her grandchildren) along?
Because of her upset, I did not visit her for many years (she died in 1986), and this was such a sad issue for me for many years. I had serious psychological problems (sadness, anger with God, etc). I have never discussed these issues with a qualified psychologist, but have talked with my soul mate, Henry and talked to my Lord Jesus Christ about this often.
Now I wonder if I should have enacted my ‘blood law’ rights of meeting my mother and ignored her threat?
Not only was I prevented from visiting my mother, who was already 12,000 kilometers away in Ireland (I am in Australia), but I was not allowed to write to her for some years. She actually never removed this embargo on me. When I did visit my homeland ten years after she died, I was accused of her death, causing me another type of psychological problem.
Now that the years have rolled away, I wonder if I have any rights in others’ view? Rights to visit and talk to my blood and bone, the mother I loved too much to let her die and go to hell (sorry, that will happen according to God’s Word) if you do not have an advocate on Judgement Day (i.e. Jesus who died for me).
Are there any laws in other places that give blood relatives who are not criminals (even if they are criminals) have they rights to contact a close relative? I think this must be an issue for many people and have a very detrimental affect on society because of deep and enduring psychological problems that never go away fully.