Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A Pro-life Story, As Every True Story Should Be

''And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love and we remind ourselves that love means to be willing to give until it hurts. Jesus gave even His life to love us. So, the mother who is thinking of abortion, should be helped to love, that is, to give until it hurts her plans, or her free time, to respect the life of her child. The father of that child, whoever he is, must also give until it hurts.” 

- Mother Teresa. 

When we consider the Catholic faith, lived in its most radical and truest forms, we must look at what sets it apart from the rest of the world. To an ignorant bystander or potential convert the faith has its demands, extortionate and unreasonable, dictatorial in the popular perception of them. What makes these demands more open to criticism than say those of Islam or Judaism? Christian charity. They see such undeniable compassion in that offered by letting he who is without sin cast the first stone and judging yourself before you judge others. This is irreconcilable to some who do not see the necessity to keep rules, or see them as arbitrary and relativist, prone to the times and as temporal and fragile as those who espouse them. 

But rules do not exist for their own sake, they serve the best interests of man, even when his desires and lusts lead him elsewhere. In the home, the Church's opposition to divorce has been obviously because man cannot separate what God has joined. The children's lives destroyed, the sacred vows broken and now the abomination of the homosexual 'marriage' media fad testifies to its societal effect. This is the case for every rule in the Church, not only does it act as an affront to God, but to one who does not believe in Him, the disastrous injustice done to humanity by  each and every day by those who contravene and bend the rules according to the needs and dizzying doctrines of now. 

If there is one issue that testifies to this, it is abortion. 

If an immigrant shows up in a country without the proper documents, they are not given a right to vote. If a soldier walks into enemy territory, does he have any reasonable right to expect to come out alive? If a person does not have a right to be in a place, how then can they assume any accompanying rights which would follow in logical consequence? If a human being has no right to live outside of its mother womb, how can any person say with seriousness that they are entitled to anything if their lives are granted to them in a grotesque lottery of relativist chance, to be in the womb of a loving mother, or one who will kill them, deny them every little moment of fragility and beauty that comes with life. 

The starkness of 'choice' that so many modern women make was highlighted by the recent birth of a baby at 26 weeks pregnancy. This was made even more stark by the remarkable photographs of the child, contained inside his amniotic sac at the moment of birth. Curled up inside, so defenceless, so vulnerable, as all beauty is. His little hands, the tiny legs, the exact sight that abortion 'doctors' see before they murder so many these children who are as we once were. 

Silas Philips was born in Los Angeles, California. In a country where such children as him are routinely murdered by the misguided agents of deluded deified relativism.  Little Silas's doctor exclaimed, “It was a moment that really did – even though its a cliche – we caught our breath. It really felt like a moment of awe''. 

And so we should all exclaim the same. There are very few good news stories, or at least not enough, when it comes to unborn children and their safe passage from the womb to world outside. We pray that mothers may take upon their responsibilities as mothers, or at the very least, accept the gift of life even if they feel that they must give it up for adoption. For every person who comforts themselves that an unborn child is not alive, this little miracle, like the feet of Mary upon the serpent, is a humble crushing blow of truth to the evil there is. 

Just in case people were warmed about this feel good story to the point of forgetting how chilling the predators who stalk unborn children are. Here are the words from the First Lady  of the United States of America when talking about murdering a child in the womb, even a late stage in the pregnancy. As cold and brutal as anything that you will see in Schindler's List or Apocalypto. Thank God for giving us the Catholic faith, to see through such lunacy and to see ourselves, and our neighbour in those little tiny hands, little feet, vulnerable and defenceless, as we once were.

And then, as we always should, we recall the words of the Bible. The word of God. And we see how little the difficulty of obedience to rules can compare to His eternal glory, his everlasting goodness. Before I formed you in the womb of your mother, I knew you: and before you came forth out of the womb, I sanctified you.

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