I read an article in the local paper about a woman who was left with a black eye and bruises to her chest and back after confronting a gang, one of whom had walked over her car. The woman called for her husband and walked towards the youth who had walked on her car. “At this point she said her husband become surrounded by a group of the youths who attacked him. Another man, who was described as looking like a bodybuilder, appeared and hurled insults at Mrs Smith before kicking her in the face.” She said: “I’m not sure if they were aimed at my husband or me. “By this time we could hear sirens and they all ran off.”
As if this story isn’t bad enough the worst part is the response of the police, they said to the couple, “if this goes to court you could ‘get done’.“He was suggesting it could be said I put them in danger because they are all classed as minors and I’m the adult.”
The term minor is used to refer to a person under a certain age, the age depends upon jurisdiction and application, it is under the age of 18 in England. Minors are protected, but at what expense? Political correctness has caused children/minors to be protected beyond what is reasonable or for their own good. Without discipline we do not learn. We all need it regardless of our age.
God disciplines those he loves. He has provided us with choices but if we choose wrongly there are consequences. It makes for healthy growth and a healthier society.
Prov 3:12 the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.
Prov 23:13 Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish him with the rod, he will not die.