Perhaps host and guest is really the happiest relation for father and son.
The Relation we bear to the Wisdom of the Father, the Son of His Love, gives us indeed a dignity which otherwise we have no pretence to. It makes us something, something considerable even in God's Eyes.
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
Beyond a doubt truth bears the same relation to falsehood as light to darkness.
Leonardo da Vinci
Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.