Discipline

A prison inmate on death row was asked his last wish before he would be electrocuted in the chair, he asked for a pen and paper, then wrote;

Dear mom, if the law was fair today you would be here seated next to me waiting to be electrocuted in the electric chair, but since the law is blind, I have been convicted for the crimes we committed together.

Mom remember how it started, do you remember when I was 3 years old when I stole my brother’s sweets? You didn’t correct me, remember very well when I was five the day I stole my neighbor’s toys and hid it at home, you said nothing, mom remember when I was 12 when I hid my cousins ball in the garage, when he had come to play with us at home and you said you didn’t see it, yet you did.

Do you remember the day I was expelled from school at 15 years? Dad wanted to punish me, but you refused and that very day you had a bitter argument with dad because you were defending me. You said I was still young, you said the teachers where wrong to say that I was not attending class.

You defended me, you said I was right yet you knew I was wrong. Mom remember very well, you saw me steal our neighbor’s bicycle when I was 17, but you didn’t report I sold it, but, you were silent mom? You loved me so much, yes, you loved me but you didn’t correct me, instead you spoiled me. That is how it started and it graduated slowly until today when I will be executed for bank robbery and murder.

I was very young, I just needed your guidance mom. By the time you will be reading this I will be gone.

Yours truly, your loving son.

To all parents out there the Bible says, Proverbs 13:24

Those who spare the rod of discipline hate their children. Those who love their children care enough to discipline them. Love your children, but don’t forget to discipline them.

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