Daily Archives: January 19, 2007

Lifes Little Lessons


On several occasions my son learned life lessons.

1. We were at K-Mart and man came up to us in the parking lot asking to borrow money, he was parked across the street and needed gas. My son was about 7 or 8 at the time. I told my son he could give him some money out of his own pocket, he did. My son is very, very giving and kind and etc. So we hop in the car and pull out of the lot, only to see the man walk across the street. I said, let’s follow him to see where he is going. He walked straight into the liquor store. My son was devastated. I was hopping mad. I told Son we should go in there and ask the man why he lied, took money from  a little boy and bought alcohol with it. Son said no, leave it be. Lesson number 1.

2. A few months ago the family was heading out of our residential street to a main street and a man aproached the car on my husbands side and asked for money, his wife and child were in their car down the street and they needed gas. My husband gave him money. But my son and I knew him, he used to live up the street from us, used to have a wife and kid, started using drugs, lost house, said wife and kid and had been seen on the streets near by tolling for cash for months. I should of said something to that man, but I didn’t want to get him upset or my son. Lesson number 2.

3. A few summers back our summer bible day camp run by our church did a little community service thing, the kids made lunches and were told to give them out to homeless people. A fine idea, in theory. My son and I drove around for hours looking for a homeless person to give that darn lunch to. I would of hated to be the mom who had 6 kids and each of them got a lunch to deliver. Do you know where all the homeless people are in August, in the middle of the day? Not in the sun on the freakin street corner! We gave up that day, but we kept the non-perishable lunch in our car and finally gave it out to a nice older gentleman on a known homeless hangout corner. He was very pleased to get our treat and told us God Bless You! Lesson number 3.

Matthew 6:2 “So when you give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be honored by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.

Matthew 19:21 Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be complete, go {and} sell your possessions and give to {the} poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”

1 Corin 13:3 And if I give all my possessions to feed {the poor,} and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.

James 2:5 Listen, my beloved brethren: did not God choose the poor of this world {to be} rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?

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