I was at my local Wal-Mart recently when a lady standing outside handed me a simple booklet. I thought it was a coupon book at first until I walked further into the store and looked at it. To my shock it was a ‘chick’ tract. I made my daughter throw it away immediately, which made my children question my actions. I pushed our cart into the store, and tried to explain to them what it was… My daughter says, “Mom, she shouldn’t be handing those things to people.” I realized she was right, and went looking for the store manager.
After waiting momentarily, the manager approached me and asked me where the woman was, what she looked like, etc… They intended to ask her to leave.
I was glad that I said something, not only because she was handing out booklets that spread lies about what we believe in, but also because my daughters saw that standing up for what is right is something we should all do.
Sometimes standing up for the faith doesn’t require a megaphone or a loud presence. My daughters see that being a good Christian requires action, but that it can be done without making a scene. I try to live the values of my faith, and spread it to others. Hopefully by stopping the woman from handing out false information, I did what was right.