The Ravages of Sin
When I was a teenager during the 1970s, the younger sister of a friend of mine died from injuries she sustained when she was hit by a car. Shortly after the accident, the girl’s dad happened to drive past the area where the accident had occurred. As he drove by, he couldn’t see what was going on because there were emergency vehicles that were blocking his view. He said a prayer for anyone who might have been injured in the accident and drove home. He learned later that the person he had prayed for was his daughter.
My friend’s parents were Catholic and their children attended Catholic schools. It wasn’t until several years after the accident that I learned that my friend’s dad had a mistress and had been unfaithful to…show more content… Peter’s Catholic Church. The last alleged incident occurred in 2008 at Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Mansion.
Cosby and his wife had five children, a boy and four girls. On January 16, 1997, Cosby’s only son, 27-year-old Ennis Cosby, was killed after he pulled over on an interstate in Los Angeles, California, because of a flat tire. He was shot in the head by an 18-year-old man who was attempting to rob him.
Ennis’s friends said that he was known for being friendly and outgoing and that he always greeted people with “Hello, friend.” After Ennis was buried, his parents placed a sign next to his grave with that phrase. Ten months after Ennis died, his dad released a jazz collection titled, “Hello, Friend: To Ennis With Love.”
The three tragedies that I just described have two things in common: a married parent who committed adultery without subsequently making amends with God, and a child of that parent who was killed as a result of an accident or intentional act.
The suffering that parents and family members of a loved one go through when their loved one has been killed is indescribable. The void that the death leaves can never be filled. The broken hearts that result from the loss can never be repaired. Any parent who has lost a child in this way would tell you that they would rather suffer and die from cancer than lose a child in this manner.
Married couples who follow the teachings of the Catholic Church and