Do you remember the “good ole’ days” when it was common place to leave your doors unlocked and windows wide open all day and night? Well, I’m actually not old enough to say I ever experienced those days. But in speaking with my father and grandfather’s those days did exist believe it or not!
My grandfather often tells me stories of the “good ole’ days” of course there was no television, no air conditioning, but more importantly almost no crime. Your neighbors were like family, the whole neighborhood like a large tight nit community. People watched out for each other. So what’s changed?
Why is it that our streets are so dangerous, our schools (for the most part) are no longer safe environments for our children. Let’s be honest, would you even consider going to sleep tonight with your doors unlocked or your windows open? Not me! How would you rate the safety of your local communities public school system?
Our society has changed, our values has changed…If you asked most kids today “What is most important to you?” Chances are the answers would be related to money and status.
What happened to our values? Remember God, family, job….in that order?
The reality is we live in a very dangerous world. Crime is all around us, drugs, murder, rape, home invasion, car jacking, muggings, child abductions… How do we change this? How do we get our streets back? The answer lies within our society and it starts in the home.
Think about that for a while.