Fatherless Sons.....

The current generation of young men suffer a tremendous wound of being raised without fathers. Although perhaps these young men "get by" in their lives and try to cope, being abandoned by a father is a deep, deep wound.

Many years ago there was a long running sitcom on TV called, "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." Will Smith played a young man from a poor neighborhood who was sent to live with his wealthy uncle Phil and family in Bel-Air. The show was funny and touching and poignant at times.

One of the most powerful scenes of the entire series was when Will encounters his father who abandoned him as a child. His dad "Lou" returns to Will's life and promises he has changed and that he wants to be a part of Will's life again- only to change his mind and abandon his son for a second and final time.

Will Smith really captures the deep agony of a fatherless son in this scene and it's heart-breaking.

I apologize for the poor video quality- the better quality videos had no embedding options.


pigeon1970 said…
Awwwww. That one jerked my heartstrings. Such a sad situation happening all over.

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