We mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense

June 30, 2020 Love For His People ministry in Charlotte, North Carolina USA

The following was posted on a social media page recently. SO TRUE! (Original date and origin unknown, but certainly for today. Images not in this shared post. Added by Steve Martin, Founder/President, Love For His People ministry.)

London Times Obituary:

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:

Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
Why the early bird gets the worm;
Life isn’t always fair;
And maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn’t defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot . She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death,
-by his parents, Truth and Trust,
-by his wife, Discretion,
-by his daughter, Responsibility,
-and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 5 stepchildren;
– I Know My Rights
– I Want It Now
– Someone Else Is To Blame
– I’m A Victim
– Pay me for Doing Nothing

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.

Steve Martin

STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (45 years in October 2022!), through the ministry of Love For His People we founded in 2010, give love and support for our friends in Israel and in other nations with friendship, humanitarian aid, and social media support, along with Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel. Steve has also authored and published 35 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area. We have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.

One thought on “We mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense

  • February 24, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    I don’t understand…and I’ve been trying to figure it out for 80 years.
    What kind of “free will” do we have, If we are required to obey?
    Why should I be held accountable for my fathers sins?
    Should I also be held accountable for his fathers sins?
    How far back do in my family must I go before I’m accountable for sins of someone I didn’t even know?
    If I have free will how can my Life be a predestined experience established by “TheGod”
    If I am NOT responsible for Adams sins, than what am I to be saved of/from/for?
    Is it fair to “TheGod” to establish my steps? Shouldn’t I be responsible according to my free will.
    If I don’t have the talent/will to actually determine my life, isn’t that “prima face” evidence of an incompetent creator?

    These are “NOT” rhetorical questions nor are they “Traps to undermine” they are sincere.


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