This is a question which has become more and more common in the last few decades. Everyone wants to know what they will get out of something, whether it is their work, school or a relationship. It seems to be very rare these days when someone will do something for nothing.
Why do you think this is? Why have we become such a “Me” generation? Materialistic, spoiled and selfish? Could it be because there is no longer any moral teaching in this country? Think about it, the family unit is no longer what it once was with single parent homes becoming the norm, There are no father figures around to help teach values, there are no significant role models in the homes. Yes, I know there are some very good single mothers out there, but there are lots of not so good ones either. The television, computer and video games has become the “teacher”. And what are they teaching us?
- Do they teach our children prudence, the ability to tell what is the true good or right in every circumstance?
- Do thy teach our children justice, how to respect the rights of others and to not judge others?
- Do they teach our children fortitude, how to resist temptations and evil?
- Do they teach our children temperance, moderation in all things?
I think we can all agree the answer is no. This isn’t new, it has been going on for awhile now, each generation getting worse. Why? Could it maybe be because we have taken God out of the public square? Out of sight out of mind?