Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Want My Shirt, Too?

Remember that vase I broke a couple weeks ago? Well, Daddy put it on the lawn with some other clay pots, thinking he might cut it down to make a waste basket someday.

Today a neighbor came to the gate and demanded that we give him back the vase - he said it had been stolen from his yard a couple of days ago.

I thought, seeing as it's coming out of my allowance and all and I have no use for it, we should just give it to him. But Mommy said it's the principle of the matter - if he asked for it nicely, we could have given it to him, but not after we've been accused of theft.

I'm not so sure about that. What about the verse that says: "If someone takes your coat, let him have your shirt as well" (Luke 6:29)? What do you think?