I can’t remember what I had for lunch yesterday, but I can remember my first day of Sunday school.
My mother gave me five brand new shiny pennies.
But she neglected to tell me what I was supposed to do with them.
When I got home my parents asked me if it was fun.
I said a resounding YES, reached into my pocket and pulled out a fistful of pennies!
They were appalled, needless to say.
And of course I got the ‘talk’ about stealing, yadda, yadda, yadda.
I didn’t think I was stealing.
They passed around a basket of pennies for goodness sake! What was I supposed to think? When adults pass around stuff to kids you’re meant to take some of it aren’t you?
Like candy at Halloween?
I still remember being confused as they marched me back to the Sunday school classroom and I had to tell the teacher what I did and give back the pennies….all of them.
Even the five new shiny ones my mother had given me!