Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Father's Sin

When I was about eight years old I use to play with a friend who lived just down the street and across the ally from us. One day while playing in his front yard I saw my father’s car go past us and the woman who lived next door was riding in the front seat with him. I didn’t think much about it but when I got home I told my mom and she was not happy with that news.
 Sad Angel
When he got home mom told him what I had said. He became angry and accused me of lying. He then beat me with a belt for lying. When I say beat I mean just that and it was severe.
Years later – 30 years – I learned that I had not lied and that I was punished for his sin. Chin


  1. Sorry to read this. It took me a second to recall a bible verse that made me think of this incident.

    Numbers 14:17-18

    I imagine that left a scar on you that will never repair.

    Peace be with you,


  2. Very sorry that happened to you, Pastor Larry.

    Hopefully, your father repented of that sin to God later on his life.