Sermon Illustrations

On July 1, 1935, a man actually wrote these words in his will: “Unto my two daughters, Francis Marie and Denise Victoria; by reason of their unfilial attitude toward a doting father…I leave the sum of $1 to each and a father’s curse. May their respective lives be fraught with misery, unhappiness and poignant sorrow. May their deaths be soon and of a lingering, malign and torturous nature. May their souls (abide) in hell and suffer the torments of the damned for eternity.”

Yikes! Now to be fair, I never met this man’s two daughters. Maybe they were first class brats that grew up to be horrible spinsters. Be that as it may, this terrible will does not describe two awful daughters, it describes one awful man. My guess is that he was a husband who refused to grow up and be a daddy.