The Donut Shop
A worker at a donut shop was given a job. He was to sell donuts to anyone
who asked and payed properly. He was never to allow thieves to have access
to the donuts.
Everyday a police officer came in to the donut shop to buy donuts. One day
the police officer built up a bit too much pride in his authority and
stated, "I'm a police officer authority figure in the community and I am
going to take all the donuts out of this shop without payment. I don't want
you to tell the boss about my actions."
Should the donut shop worker give in and give this authority figure access
to the donuts without payment and not telling the boss? The donut shop
worker obviously has his flaws and weaknesses but he still would like to
remain a light in the community.
A parent who has the physical ability to educate his own child was given a
job. He was to teach and serve truth to any child who asked and needed. He
was never to allow theives to have access to the children to teach the child
lies or leave the child to him self.
Everyday the parent used resources from the public and surrounding community
environment to help educate the child. One day a public authority built up
a bit too much pride in his authority and stated, "I am a public social
worker and I am going to take the children out of your hands for a few hours
each day so he can socialize with others who believe that smoking is ok,
drinking is ok, stealing is ok, abortion is ok and anti-semitism is normal.
We're going to leave the child by himself in a school desk and experiment
to see if he will choose good or evil and we are not going to give him access to the book that explains clearly how to choose the good and not the evil. I don't want you to call the creator
of this universe about this and tell him that I am doing this."
Should the parent give in and give this authority figure access to the child
without payment and not telling the boss? The parent worker obviously has
his flaws and weaknesses but he still would like to remain a light in the
There is a book that shows us how to teach our children to choose good and
not evil. It is the bible.
We as parents are required by our creator to train up a child in the way he
should go. If we leave the children to themselves they will more than
likely give into the evil and fall for it. Especially if they are
surrounded by untruths. A daughter will fall for the friends that claim
that living a slutty prostitute life is good and serving money rather than
God is more important. A son will fall for the idea that using others
rather than serving others will give him joy in life. Ultimately the child
will believe that destroying the next generation via abortion or destroying
the generation before will benefit society and themselves.
So the question remains, does being a Christian light in the community mean
that we give in to authorities who are clearly disobeying God's authority
help us to further God's light of truth? The clear and resounding answer is
no and it will remain that way. We are to die to ourselves and put our
children first and serve the generation that came before us. We are lights
when we serve the community NOT when we give in to it.