I belong to one of many whatsapp forums. This morning someone asked a question- Will u slap ur mum for 100,000 U.S dollars?..why and why not?? This is what me and my friend wrote concerning it-

The very thought of her-
Her wrinkly smile and worn out brow,
The now sparse silver strands once called hair,
The sagged skin, pale and withered,
The frail hands that once cradled me,
The croaked voice that once sang sweet lullabies to me…
All assemble to form the most pricelessly absorbing orchestra my ears could ever hear.
She’s an invaluable rare gem, her worth is far above rubies.
A mother in Israel, my own mother. An elder and authority before man and God deserving my utmost respect and unflinching loyalty.

How dare I to lift my hands and strike the one that laboured in pain many days just to give birth to me? How will I answer to God concerning such atrocity? How dare I? For money? What money?

What’s her life worth? A million times higher than the peanuts on offer. An exceedingly insulting and preposterous proposal I should say. And the same answer goes for my late dad too.

It’s very troubling and disconcerting that in our present times, people betray and kill their family for material gain and social status. As the scriptures rightly said, “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.” (1 Timothy 6:10)

I’d rather be poor with my mother than be rich and hurt her sweet soul; for nothing can measure the price of one’s mother, father, sister, brother, husband, wife, son, daughter, grandpa, grandma, etc. Nothing can measure the price of one’s family. Nothing whatsoever.

What’s your take on this? What do you think?

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