Have you ever taken something that wasn’t yours? Shoplifted a candy bar when you were a kid? Walked out of a store and then realized you had something you didn’t pay for - and not go back?
I still think of the time when I was around 9, I wanted to go horseback riding. It was $3/hr which I didn’t have. My grandma was going to drive me and my friend to the stables and I am sure if I had asked my grandma for the money she would have happily given it to me. But I didn’t. Instead, I took some silver dollars she had in a container in her dresser drawer. These were old coins, even for back then in the early '70s. I’m guessing they were from the '20s. I still think of this and cringe, my grandma would have given me anything I asked for and I stole from her!
I was heading to my car after grocery shopping (probably 30+ years ago) and realized that I had a bag of dog food under the cart that I hadn’t paid for. I kept going.
I’ll pay for my wicked ways someday.