Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.
Tragically, the entertainment culture’s folly, corruption, and emptiness reaps a grim harvest, of those who follow it and of those who “profit” by it. Yet another life is lost to substance abuse, depression, and suicide. Robin Williams, like almost everyone else in the industry, sometimes “made a mock at sin,” including in one movie where he made the now-poignant statement:
Death is not the enemy, gentlemen.
But death is an enemy, and everyone knows it, or none would grieve. As the Scripture says, “The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.”
The world mourns, over and over again, in private grief for relatively unknown loved ones, in public grief for the victims of wars and conflicts, in anguished confusion at the addictions and eventually fatal unhappiness of people like Whitney Houston and Peaches Geldof and Robin Williams who seemed to have it all. Christians weep with those who weep, but we do not despair, for we know another day is coming for those who are Christ’s:
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
See also: Weeping for Whitney