Transcript of People or Things?
People are more important than things! Experiences I teach new drivers how to drive stick shift in my youth group. I want them to be safe when they go off to college. If they have to take someone's keys because that person is drinking, I want them to be able to drive a stick shift. Sometimes the kids almost hit something. Sometimes they stall out or burn rubber. I know this hurts my car, but they are more important than my car or the money to repair it. Since I was a child, my parents have loaned their cars and vans to anyone who needed them. I continue to do this. In college, a friend needed to borrow my car to get to work. He was late and could not catch the bus and make it to work on time. Unfortuantely on the way back, he had an accident. The damage was only to the body. It was an eyesore but did not keep the vehicle from running. He kept apologizing, but I did not care. He was safe and still employed and that's all that mattered to me. Prom, Homecoming, club dinners. There are a lot of events in a high school that require a student to be dressed up, but gowns and jewelry are expensive. How is a high schooler expected to foot the bill? To help defer the expenses, my senior high students borrow my jewelry to complete their look. If it breaks, disappears or never gets returned, I don't care. My oldest senior high student borrowed some diamonds for her prom and has never returned them. I did remind her for a year after the occassion but I will not let this get in the way of our friendship. She is much more important to me than some shiny rocks. Jewelry Car Stick shift Materialism Youth Group Family Students How often do you hear it? In songs. On tv. On billboards hanging along the side of the road. We hear it all the time. Get more, more, more! But is this what we are living for? Pass it on Item lost - Forget. Something Broken - Forgive. See a Need - Give.Full transcript