Kids will be kids, right? Degenerates … I’ve heard whispers of this “game” being played, but I never imagined how casual it was. So many questions rushed through my mind as I watched this news story: Where are the parents? Do they come from a broken home? Do they go to church? Is their moral compass missing? I don’t know. I always thought the biggest danger on the streets were cops, not punk ass kids. Other than having public executions of these rowdy teens, I have no solution to this issue. All I can think of are the parents. The parents have truly failed that generation of kids. I remembered a few passages from the bible that would be perfect for this situation:
Proverbs 13:24: Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.
Hebrews 12:11: For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
Proverbs 23:13-15: Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you strike him with a rod, he will not die. If you strike him with the rod, you will save his soul from Sheol. My son, if your heart is wise, my heart too will be glad.
Although corporal punishment is being viewed as evil by today’s standards, I think it’s time we brought it back for this particular group of kids.