You Are Safe…WHERE?
I recently ran
into this true
story about the
perceptions of the word “safe”:
A former Dallas, Texas, police officer moved to the Lake Chapala area, considered to be a safe spot, in Mexico. He met a lovely Mexican lady and eventually got married. A wonderful 84-year old Mother-in-law welcomed him into the family.
The majority of the news that the Mother-in-law and her family received about the U.S. was from t.v. From what she saw on the news channels, she was convinced the U.S. was a very dangerous place. After all, she saw reports about children shooting children – mothers killing children – husbands killing their wives – students killing their teachers – such a scary country.
So it has became a strict rule that anytime this Expat gentleman and his Mexican wife want go to the States to visit any of his family, they first must go to the Mother-in-law’s home so she can say a special “safe” blessing prayer on them, in hopes that they stay safe on their trip to the dangerous United States. Different perspective, huh?
Yes, the drug-lords in Mexico and especially around the border, are causing lots of trouble – but, remember, it’s mainly because they have such a wonderful place to sell their product – to all the people buying their product in the United States.