from the church garage sale money. I told him no I knew it was wrong and I told him I wouldn’t have any part of it. The next day we turned in the garage sale money and in that week’s Sunday class our teacher announced how much money we had collected. I was shocked when the amount was exactly $85.00 short. I looked at my brother and he had a grin on his face, I told him I was going to tell and being the older brother he threatened to beat me up. The whole ride home I wanted to tell my mother but I was afraid I would get beaten up by my brother then if I did tell how embarrassed I would be in Sunday school and I was convinced they would never let me do any fund raisers. I prayed about it and even though I was 10 years old I knew no matter what the consequence I had to do the right thing because I valued my word, I was raised not to steal. I told my parents what my brother had done and I knew I was wrong for not saying something right away in Sunday school. The end result my brother did beat me up, but he was punished for 3 weeks, I was recognized in Sunday school for my honesty; living by the rules and by my faith paid off. Reference Boylan, M. (2009). Basic Ethics in action 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
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