There is no doubt in my mind that when a dilemma comes to the forefront, the best solution will be found in our guidebook, the Bible.
So when a group of folks around town come to me repeatedly about things going on that are no doubt wrong, the best place to go for an answer is found there.
Today, the answer was found in Proverbs 13:24 which reads, “Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.”
That pretty much sums it up and is an impossible axiom to argue with for anyone.
All of the rioting and protesting going on around the country can be traced back to this in some aspects I think, in that, if a young person grew up never knowing consequences for bad behavior as a child, they don’t expect there to be any as an adult.
I actually have a very good case in point with one of my own children.