Some people find meaning in their roots - their families of origin, upbringings, and the time-honored traditions that shape their societies. Others reject their roots, severing ties with all that which feels meaningless and chokes out new life. A final group of people engages in the courageous task of unearthing and examining each knot and each fiber, giving particular attention to roots which evoke cognitive and spiritual dissonance. "A Father's Heart" is written by Dr. Agnes Y. L. (nom de plume), a public health specialist whose research focuses on international concepts of moral psychology and mental health. The following is a personal account of Dr. Y. L.'s upbringing, relationships with her two f/Fathers, and Christian philosophies on finding meaning/joy in the face of human suffering.