It was said and written and that you will always have the poor...the poor in spirit is what comes to mind for me. When you add temptation to that poverty, you get wrong conduct essentially backwards living. Live spelled backwards is evil and we do well to be aware less we fall to it
GETTING CAUGHT IS NOT PLEASANT
I have seen people caught in their temptations. They give into the dark moment, and then it pulls them in right to the second and BAM..the deed is done. Another poor soul caught in the trap. Then, the reaping of that planting comes into affect...the beginning of a bad harvest to be sure.
RETAILERS CANNOT TAKE ANY MORE OF THIS
Stores are reeling from multi-billion dollar losses and are on full alert to stop this leakage at any costs. They are staffed and ready to catch this misconduct only they don't look at it as you do. They will be ruthless and there will be no LOVE THEY NEIGHBOR at work...They need examples to be made
TALK TO THE CHILDREN
Teenagers especially play with these dynamics. Parents would do well to have THAT TALK and please parents...don't think your little Johnny or Mary is immune or doesn't do that. Peer pressure, weakness and poor judgment stories abound. Forewarned is forearmed.
DON'T TAKE THE BAIT...RESIST IT AND IT WILL FLEE
Pay your way or go with out...do not succumb to this dark beckoning and any effort on your part will be met with support from the same one who gave us the Lords prayer...I like the part where it says..."lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil" and I have to believe that it was given for a reason...
HOLD YOUR POSITION
May that reason be at work...espeically this time of year and find very little takers for it too