Some food for thought.

I was sent this as an email and decided to share it as it raises some good points.

Msgr. Ian+

> >> The obituary of
> >> Mr. Common Sense – interesting and sadly rather true.
> >>
> >> Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has
> >> been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was since
> >> his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be
> >> remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as; knowing when to
> >> come in out of the rain; why the early bird gets the worm; Life isn’t
> >> always fair; and maybe it was my fault.
> >>
> >> Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t spend more
> >> than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in
> >> charge).
> >>
> >> His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but
> >> overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy
> >> charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens
> >> suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher
> >> fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.
> >>
> >> Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job
> >> that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly
> >> children.
> >>
> >> It declined even further when schools were required to get parental
> >> consent to administer sun lotion or an Aspirin to a student but could not
> >> inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an
> >> abortion.
> >>
> >> Common Sense lost the w ill to live as the Churches became businesses.
> >> Also when criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common
> >> Sense took a beating when you couldn’t defend yourself from a burglar in
> >> your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.
> >>
> >> Common Sense finally gave up the will to live after a woman failed to
> >> realise that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in
> >> her lap and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.
> >>
> >> Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his
> >> wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason. He
> >> is survived by his 4 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, I Want It Now,
> >> Someone Else Is To Blame, and I’m A Victim.
> >>
> >> Not many attended his funeral because so few realised he was gone. If you
> >> still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do
> >> nothing.’

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