Before I get serious today with a post I’m working on, here is a story out of New Jersey that skitters over to black comedy and at the same time is just sad.
|Note: photo not of the graveyard in question.|
“HAMILTON – A woman who may have been engaged in sexual activity in a township cemetery Tuesday evening was injured when a tombstone fell on her leg, police said. The 39-year-old woman was not badly hurt, and the administration of Ahavath Israel Cemetery declined to press charges, according to police. The woman was with a male friend in the graveyard off Cedar Lane just before 7 p.m. visiting the grave of a relative. When the two engaged in some “extracurricular activities,” one of the grave markers rolled onto the woman’s leg, Capt. James Stevens said. The woman was taken by ambulance to Capital Health Regional Medical Center for treatment. Police did not know the extent of her injuries. Cemetery management was contacted, but no criminal investigation of the two was launched after the administration decided not to file a criminal complaint.”
What about the family of the person’s grave that they defiled? I hope they file charges. And I wish they would release the name of the woman and the man.
Here is a rhetorical question. We know the answer already. How does the visitation of a dead relative, an activity that usually evokes emotions of sadness, melancholy, reminiscence, tragedy, etc, flip over to instant and wanton sexual gratification? It’s just gross and monstrous to think that people would have such little self-control that they decide then and there to engage in such activity instead of concentrating on the purpose for which they arrived in the first place. Ugh, in a graveyard no less. In normal times such mixtures of activities and places remain far apart from each other, but as we skid headlong into the Tribulation, we can see the results of Paul’s warning.
Perilous times will come:
“…for they will be unholy, unloving, without self-control…lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God…” As we see society breaking down piece by excruciating piece, Paul’s warnings along with Peter’s, Jesus’ and others show us how far from propriety, holiness, and self-sacrifice we have come. Thanks to the nature of sin, there is still a long way to go. But praise the Lord, we won’t be here to see it. Frankly, I’ve seen enough already.