Saturday, March 08, 2008
What we can learn from the Mafia
A reader, in fact a bishop, sent this list of rules that were held by the "men of honor" in the underworld here in America. Keeping most of these rules (not all) could improve our own treatment of each other, even across jurisdictions. Talk about an offer we can't refuse.
Although this was initially aimed at members of, it does apply to many others as well churches, fraternal organizations, the Armed Forces, and the like. A way of treating others:
*No one can present himself directly to another of our friends. There must be a third person to do it.
*Never look at the wives of friends.
*Never be seen with cops.
*Don't go to bars and clubs.
*Always be available for, even if your wife's about to give birth.
*Appointments must be respected.
*Wives must be treated with respect.
*When asked for any information, the answer MUST be the truth.
*Money cannot be appropriated if it belongs to others or to other families.
*People who can't be a part ofare anyone with a close relative in the police, with a two-timing relative in the family, anyone who behaves badly and doesn't hold to moral values.