Friday, January 25, 2008

Common Sense

Today when I opened my email, I found that a friend of mine had sent me this story about the life of common sense. After reading it I thought, 'How true this is, not just when we take common sense out of our life, but when we remove God and His perfect authority.'


- The life of Common Sense-

My parents told me
about Mr. Common Sense early in my life and told me I would do well to call on
him when making decisions. It seems he was always around in my early years but
less and less as time passed by.

Today I read his obituary. Please join me in a moment of silence in remembrance. For Common Sense had served us all so well for many generations.


Common Sense

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,
why life isn't always fair, and how, on
occasion, maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by
simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you earn) and reliable
parenting 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 six-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 they themselves failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when
schools were required to get parental consent to administer aspirin, sun lotion
or a sticky plaster to a student; but could not inform the parents when a
student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the
will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches became
businesses; and 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 can sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally
gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize 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 three
stepbrothers; I Know my Rights, Someone Else is to Blame, and I'm a

Not many attended his
funeral because so few realized he was gone.

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