Thursday, February 16, 2012

Sue Them!

“Must brother really go to law with brother, and that before unbelievers? ... Why not rather submit to injury? Why not rather submit to being deprived of something?” (1 Corinthians 6:7-8 RSV).

When our son died I was told by our church lawyer that we had a case for a lawsuit against the college he was attending. He had tried to commit suicide there and they never contacted us. At the time it was the last thing I wanted, for I had sense enough to know that these are not simple things.

The cry of the land seems to be, “Sue them!” I’ve watched with interest the proliferation of all these frivolous lawsuits and always I think, “What does God think of all this nonsense?” I realize there are legitimate reasons for some lawsuits, but this has gotten blasphemous. Years ago there was a story in the paper about a little girl who didn’t get her toy in the Cracker Jax box. Her father sued! I thought, what an ideal opportunity for Dad to sit little Princess down and tell her the facts of life: sometimes we don’t get our toys -- that’s life, child!

“Why not submit to being deprived of something?” It’s a great idea, but in today’s aura of rights and things, I rather doubt this would fly. But it would certainly bring some peace and good will to the earth, wouldn’t it?

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