Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Shopping Cart Consequences

Marion Salmon Hedges is a real estate agent in Manhattan, a wife, and a mother.  She's also in a coma.

She's in a medically induced coma (at least at the time of my writing) because two 12-year old boys thought it'd be funny to steal a shopping cart from Target and push it off a 4-story roof.  According to reports, they thought it was funny that they hit someone.  While working their way through the legal system, they were telling jokes and laughing.

And I read that story and thought about Paul to the Galatians:  whatever a person sows, that will he also reap.  Every action has a consequence.  There is no private sin.  Never.  Not ever.  Never.

The lie of the "private sin" is pervasive in our culture and is killing us, especially our men.  There are always ripple effects that touch places we never anticipated.  So see sin and kill it.  Don't entertain it.  It's never "just in your mind."  It may remain there for a while, but it's simply waiting to grow big enough to kill you (cf. James 1:  sin, when fully grown, brings forth death).

But that's just me thinking thoughts...

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