His father had never in his life confronted him by asking, “Why are you behaving this way?” Moreover, he was a very handsome man; he was born next after Avshalom.
There is an idea that we are stewards and caretakers of our souls. Our presence in this life is an opportunity to be trusted with something precious that belongs to the Father of all. This analogy extends to our children too. We can neglect our souls, and our children’s souls, but that way leads to ruin. We must actively attend to ourselves and our children and examine our actions. We must look at ourselves and ask why we are doing what we are doing. Examining our ways and making an account of our actions gives us the opportunity to be who we truly want to be.