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Friday, January 30, 2015

Think About It

I Was Drugged
by
Pastor B.J. Knefley

I came across this the other day and thought I’d share it. The author is unknown.

"The other day, someone at a store in our town read that a Methamphetamine lab had been found in an old farmhouse in the adjoining county and he asked me a rhetorical question: "Why didn't we have a drug problem when you and I were growing up?"

"I replied, "I had a drug problem when I was young! I was drug to church on Sunday morning. I was drug to church for weddings and funerals. I was drug to family reunions and community socials no matter the weather.

"I was drug by my ears when I was disrespectful to adults. I was also drug to the woodshed when I disobeyed my parents, told a lie, brought home a bad report card, did not speak with respect, spoke ill of the teacher or the preacher, or if I didn't put forth my best effort in everything that was asked of me.

"I was drug to the kitchen sink to have my mouth washed out with soap if I uttered a profanity.

"I was drug out to pull weeds in mom's garden and flowerbeds and cocklebur's out of dad's fields.

"I was drug to the homes of family, friends and neighbors to help out some poor soul who had no one to mow the yard, repair the clothesline, or chop some firewood; and, if my mother had ever known that I took a single dime as a tip for this kindness, she would have drug me back to the woodshed.

"Those drugs are still in my veins and they affect my behavior in everything I do, say, or think. They are stronger than cocaine, crack, or heroin; and, if today's children had this kind of drug problem, America would be a better place."

God bless the parents who drugged us. Think about it…

20 comments :

Anonymous said...

Amen.

Anonymous said...

Amen!

Anonymous said...

I love this! Best "Think Bout It" to date.

Anonymous said...

AMEN!!

Anonymous said...

Yes and I wish I had acted a little bit better about it rather than complain.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful article and oh so true.

Anonymous said...

Good one. Halleluah. Amen and Thank You Jesus.

Anonymous said...

Agreed! AMEN!!!!!

Anonymous said...

We need these drugs to day even with a lot of young adults. Get a job and earn your living don't live off of other peoples monies as in food stamps and welfare. Policy should be don't work, don't eat. period. Enough said

Anonymous said...

And if a parent did half of these things today they would be DRUG to the police station and booked for child abuse. Dammed if we do Dammed if we don't.

Anonymous said...

the problem goes deeper than that. All my kids were drug equally and one ended up with a problem in spite of all the "right things" we did

Anonymous said...

I don't think it's necessary to insult today's children to make a point about past generations. It promotes a false stereotype.

Most of the "kids" I know today are just fine, even exceptional, and despite the critics, America thrives.

I didn't necessarily "drag" my children anywhere, but encouraged them all the time and helped them find their way to adulthood.

God bless the parents who didn't drag their children through life. And so, amen to that!

Anonymous said...

Truer words were never spoken.

Anonymous said...

O yea you older people are lucky to grow up back then.not worring how to help your kids in collage how to buy them cars to get to school.how to pay cell phone bills.it was a differnt world then.think about how many times you drove to school.now kids have there own parking lot.

Anonymous said...

God Bless You Pastor Bernie.....miss you!

Anonymous said...

You described a big part of my childhood very well in this article and as I look back I would not have it any other way!

Anonymous said...

11:28am,

wish I knew who you were. i'd love to drug you today for being an ass hat.

Anonymous said...

I was drug behind the woodshed all the time. Then when my pappy went to sleep, I would sneak behind the woodshed to drink a bottle of whiskey and smoke a doober to deal with it!

Anonymous said...

What is a doober?

Anonymous said...

I feel dumber after reading that paragraph with a word being misused that many times