From the Heart

THE FATHER HAD been told that his son was smoking. Now he had caught him in the act and found porn magazines with him.

Anger welled up within him and he lashed out at his son, beating him. Through the tears, the son sobbed defiantly, "Father, you are hitting me for something I know is wrong. But tell me whether it’s wrong for me only or also for your customers to whom you sell cigarettes daily?" He continued, "And are the pictures I was looking at any different from those in the magazines and newspapers you sell and display in your shop?"

The words struck home and the father meditated over them.

PROPAGATION of values is only truly effective if one practices what one preaches. It is hypocrisy to want our children to be on the straight while our shops speak otherwise.