In response to daily post prompt : Punishment
There is a saying, “The punishment does not fit the crime.”
In my family’s case it’s true, the fact my Dad passed away @age 47 leaves us wondering, why did we get the ultimate punishment, we were young and innocent, we spent our time playing and going to school, we did not disobey our parents, teachers or elders. Why did we become orphans at such a tender age?
My complaint is to God, He couldn’t dislike us we according to us never mistreated any one. Our father’s passing so early left us bewildered. My mom was a pious woman, she did not envy or talk against any one. My Dad did not like nepotism he refused to help my eldest brother get a job, he was influential but did not allow himself to give his son a job because it was against his principle.
Perhaps our crime was we were carefree, happy and enjoyed our childhood immensely. Can this be our crime I wonder? Did the punishment we received fit the crime?
Then again my Moral Science book said,” Man can be happy to some extent but cannot attain perfect happiness.”
I understand now, for all the happiness we got had to be balanced by sadness, hence the price we paid was the passing of my Dad.