Taking Responsibility

“Oh, no! I forgot to do my math homework last night,” cried Jerry to himself. as the teacher collected the homework. He started to get nervous as she approached his desk..

“Maybe I can tell her that my parents were sick or that something terrible happened at our house so that I could not do my homework,” he thought, though he knew it was not true. He knew that some told lies to explain why they did not have their homework and the teacher let them turn the work in late. But he also knew that it was wrong to lie. His parents said that it is best to accept responsibility for your actions. What should he do and why?

Author: Rhodes Davis

My passion is analyzing information, exploring ideas, lifelong learning and sharing knowledge with others. I have a wide range of interests and am not easily bored so I approach unfamiliar and diverse subjects with great zeal. I am a business nerd, fascinated by what can be accomplished through innovative companies and people who want to change the world. My faith is very important and I enjoy opportunities to share my observations and study insights through teaching and writing. I follow the simple teachings of Jesus and try to reflect His glory in my life. I work with young people on applying the teachings of Jesus to their unique challenges and opportunities. "Curiosity keeps taking us down new paths." - Walt Disney