Some situations are viewed in black and white; right and wrong. Yet, many people think situations also have a grey area where solutions are not so easily discerned.
Submitted for Your Consideration and Conversation
As you’re driving home from the store, something on the side of the road catches your eye. There is little traffic, so you pull over to see what it is.
As you approach it, you see that it is a bank bag with no markings. You open it, and see that it contains money. Startled, you look around and see no one it might belong to, no one coming along the road either. You return to your car with the bag in hand.
You arrive home and take the bag in the house. You open it and pull out the bills. Counting out, it totals over $900.
As you’re returning the money to the bank bag, you hear the news on the radio in the other room and there is a story about a robbery of a store near where you found the bag. They say an undisclosed amount was stolen from the store, and the robbers are at large.
Now you know where the money is from, and to whom it belongs. But, times have been tight, gas is high, and your electric bill is past due. You’re in a tight spot economically, and could really use the money.
Do you take the bag and money to the police and report where you found it?
Or, do you think luck has come your way and use the money to pay some bills?
Or do you consider the store, its insurance, your needs, your guilt, and donate the money to a local church that can put it to good use helping others in need?
What is the right thing to do, what is the wrong thing, and does your decision fall in the grey area between them?