Giving children allowances is one way to begin teaching them how to save money and budget for the things they might want. It is not what we do not understand about the Bible that is a problem. It is what we do understand and do not do. Morality (rules of right and wrong) is indispensable to the maintenance of America; without it our country will collapse. Not all disabilities are physical or visible. It doesn’t hurt to assume that everyone is hurting in one way or another.
Research tells us that the average adult needs seven to nine hours (more for children) of sleep nightly; our quality of life depends on it. Success is often that which we cannot spend (for example, the positive way our children describe us when they are talking with a friend). The Bible teaches that regardless of background, age, race, or any other factor, God loves everyone equally and desires a genuine, personal relationship with us.
There are just two possible ways of life: God’s way (good), expressed by His law of love, peace, and joy – the “give” way; and Satan’s way (bad), as reflected in competition, greed, and violence – the “get” way. Those who still have parents should express their love and show respect while there still is time, for it is later than we think. We can all sense a mysterious connection to each other; therefore, it makes sense to practice “The Golden Rule.” We, the people, must promote removing the changes in our culture that are destructive and replacing them with those that are constructive.
Self-reflection is always a good exercise. What I believe is a work in progress, not limited to these statements and subject to change. What do YOU believe?
Longtime Parma Hts. resident and educator in the Parma School district.