We cannot change ourselves

Staff writer
November 9, 2012 01:00 AM


In reading Ron Breadner's letter (Coast Reporter, Oct. 26) I also wondered why "the media can't leave it alone" (the death of Amanda Todd), and I understand "that we live in a violent society."

I'm thankful my children are adults and not so vulnerable in today's society. When they were young, our sons had a long, dorm-style room downstairs. They had an extra mattress and we were never sure how many were sleeping there.

On one occasion, they ran off some bullies who had attacked a teen at the beach. The teen was so afraid to report the incident, he refused to go the hospital, so they put him to bed in their room. He stayed until he was well and there were others who needed help. His dad and I would be introduced in the morning.

One night our youngest daughter came home from a date and said, "That's my last date with him." Her boyfriend had slapped his sister. "My brothers never laid a hand on me," she stated. I was thankful to hear that.

Breadner says that nothing is going to change unless we make efforts to clean up our own act, but the truth is that we cannot change ourselves. We need to look upward for a change of heart and be willing to surrender our will to our Creator.

However, in our school system, children are taught evolution - " survival of the fittest." Few people want to be accountable to a Creator God, even one who has proved his sacrificial love.

Jean Cleary, Sechelt

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