2019 October

06 Oct: Good decisions beat good aim.

Paul wrote, “When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.” [i] I would say, “When I was young, I was an idiot.” A friend recently asked, “If you pulled in just in time to see a man leaving your home with an armload of your guns, would it be legal to shoot him?” When I was young, I might have said something like, “Yeah, then I’d pull his body back inside before police arrive.” I’ve said things even dumber. I’ve said I would kill someone if they killed my dog. Someone should have sat me down back then and asked, “Really? You would take a man’s life for killing a dog? You would kill someone for stealing valuable items?” Grown men thinking that way results…