This is an entry from my prayer journal dated April 8, 2006.  Eric died a few weeks later.  He got sick beginning in December 2005 when the hepatitis appeared in the form of a severe nose bleed that his mother could not stop.

I just got a call from Susan, Eric’s mom.  He is dying.  Hepatitis from contaminated blood that he received as an infant possibly from a druggie who never imagined that 21 years later, he would be come a murderer.  Therefore, he sold his blood and the blood is killing Eric. 

Consequences from our actions are amazingly far-reaching–for good and for bad.

Lord, help me to know You and live Your life through the power of the Holy Spirit.  May my life change–not destroy–lives.