In Exodus 20:12, it is stated:
Honour thy father and thy mother
What does honour mean? It seems pretty vague and open to a wide spectrum of interpretation. The dictionary defines it as showing respect, but then again, what does it mean to show respect for someone?
Can someone reasonably go as far as saying it is dishonouring one’s parents to not do one’s chores? What if one decides not listen to marital advice received from one’s father? What if one’s mother is phoning for the sixth time today, and one refuses to answer the phone?