Monday, March 15, 2010

When a Stranger Knocks.....

There was a knock at the door, a strange man, asked my sister and I, if we had any food, he was hungry. 

Karen and  I were left home, while Mom and Dad took a ride to town.  I was about 10 years old.

We said sure, we will make you a sandwich,  we did while he stood at the door.  We gave him the sandwich and he left.

I was feeling good, I had helped the man. 

When our parents got home, we thought we did the wrong thing.   They were concerned about our safety, of course.  Now forty years later, we still feel like we got in trouble for feeding that man.  

I know as a parent,  explain as much as you can to the kids.  Try to make sure they understand, which is not easy.

 I knew it was a good deed, but there was a dangerous aspect.  So I guess the life lesson is, try to do good but be careful! 

9 comments:

Andrea said...

It just seems like times were different then. I remember riding my bike by myself all over the city when I was in 4th grade, I couldn't imagine letting my kid do that, lol.

Weezer said...

I remember those times. When you'd not only answer the door but leave it unlocked and/or open. I don't these days. But it was a different world in a less complicated time. I think I'd still do what you did today...if I opened the door for them. Great lesson learned here.

christy rose said...

Yes that is a good way to put it "do good but be careful" :) Great advice! Especially when it comes to children.

awb said...

It's not always easy to do what's right, not everyone is a good guy, but it sure feels good to help.

Andy

Karen said...

Great advice...to do good and be careful...and thank the Lord for our children's guardian angels....

Julie said...

So true. Times have changed though, I remember on many occasions when my dad picked up strangers, taking street people to lunch, evening having a complete stranger live with us because she needed help.
It seems we have to be more careful these days.

Krystyn said...

I think it would have been different then. But, still dangerous. I would hope that a person wouldn't walk up to a door like that now, or that my kids wouldn't even answer the door. Heck, I don't even answer sometimes.

TMB said...

Yea I would have mixed feelings about it as well ... but the good thing is that you both were ok and the man got to eat =)

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