He hoped he would have the strength to do what was right to protect his children and suddenly this terrible car accident happened in which the Priest Maccormack lost his son. That day has changed him forever. He felt like the world is coming to its end. There is no greater loss or pain for a parent. It’s something in our lives we could never imagine that could happens to ours children, but sadly, it does.
Sometimes there are no answers that we can comprehend to such tragedies and sometimes we begin to point the finger at ourselves. We get up in the morning and playing the same record over and over in our minds, if only… It’s all we’re doing. What if he kept his son home that day? What if they were decided to go out with his son to play road hockey or fixing that old bike together? If only he could turn back time but he couldn’t. The time continues to move on like we do. The life we have on earth is just temporary and when it is time to go, then it’s time to let go.
The Priest of Belmont town was due to say his Sunday speech as usual even he was deeply grieved.
‘He is testing us. Our Lord is testing us. Especially now, when we are consumed with so much pain and when we’re asking our God why this had to happened? No parent should ever have to know the horror of burring their own child. Before three days five of ours children lost their lives. Among them, my only son, my boy Bobbi. We have other children to raise here in Belmont. One day they will no longer being in our embrace and in our care. They will belong to the world. A world filled with evil and temptation and danger. Until that day they are ours to protect. That is the lesson to be...