OK, I have to do this.  I’ve been thinking about it for several days but today’s Gospel (Luke 1:39-45) made my decision for me.  The story is about Mary’s visit to Elizabeth.  The presence of Jesus in Mary’s womb makes John in Elizabeth’s womb “jump for joy”.  Two unborn infants:  one the Son of God and one the prophet who would go before the Lord to prepare His way.  We’ve heard this story countless times and it may never occur to us that this story could have ended differently.


Think about it.  Mary was a young girl.  Although she was engaged to Joseph, clearly this wasn’t his child.  “Modern society” would council Mary to terminate the pregnancy.  She was too young to take on such responsibility.  Planned Parenthood would have the “solution” to her “problem”.

Then there’s Elizabeth.  She’s an old lady.  Surely delivering a baby at her advanced age would be very dangerous.  She might even die.  Even if abortion were illegal,  she would fall under the so-called “exception” for danger to the mother’s life.

I’m not saying that anyone is walking around today with God in their womb, or even a prophet.  But who else have we killed?  Maybe the person who would have found the cure for cancer.  Maybe the person who could broker peace in the Middle East.  Maybe the person who could save Twinkies.  We’ve killed millions of children in this country since Roe vs. Wade became law.  If just one percent of those children, and they were children regardless of what the abortion-rights folks call them, if just one percent had been men and women of great promise, imagine what a difference that would have made in the world.  Ten percent or twenty percent?  Who knows?

People ask what’s wrong with this country?  That’s easy.  We’re killing our potential.

What I’m about to say may offend you, but please hear me out.  The tragedy that took place in Newtown, CT is beyond belief.  I can’t begin to imagine how awful that must have been and will continue to be for the parents and loved ones of those who were senselessly murdered.  The outcry has been world-wide as it should be.  Even one child is too many to lose to violence.  But, in the week that’s passed since the Sandy Hook massacre, hundreds of babies have been killed by abortionists and no one bats an eye.  It may be a bit of a stretch, but what if one of the millions of children we’ve killed by abortion was meant to be the person who would have stepped in and prevented the killings at Sandy Hook?  Just a thought.

Where’s the outrage for those children?  Many of the same people who are demanding that the government do something about mass murders support the extermination of millions of kids and call it a “woman’s right”.  Sorry, it just doesn’t make sense to me.

3 Responses

  1. Thank you for pointing out the inconsistency in the public discourse that we become so comfortable with. My wife and I work with our local pregnancy resource center and know first hand that the Church needs to be continually reminded of the reality of abortion in our cities. Thank you.

  2. You’re welcome. Thank you and your wife for the work that you do.

    Merry Christmas

  3. Thank you for your timely comments.

    I would add that it is even more than the mass extermination of the innocents. Through human fetal abortion, Satan is mocking Jesus…and mankind is assisting him.

    When a woman engages in the destruction of a life (and more importantly interferes with a young soul’s ability to flourish and glorify God — thus interfering with the will of God), she is saying “THIS IS MY BODY.”.

    As Catholics we know these words to be the most solemn of words spoken by Our Lord on the evening before His immolation and death; and renewed daily throughout the world in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

    Abortion is much more than murder.

    It is mass murder. It is mass murder of innoncents. It is mass murder of innocents in a most horrible manner without anesthesia. It is mass murcer of innocents in a most horrible manner without anesthesia and the overt mocking of Jesus Christ.

    Through a contemporary prophet (yet-to-be-approved) and whose name escapes me at the moment. Jesus said that He answered our prayers and sent a soul to earth to discover a cure for cancer, but he was aborted.

    I live within the USA, and indeed, it has been doing the porcelain swirley in a grand way ever since Roe v. Wade. God has withdrawn His protection of America for its sins, particularly that of abortion. Clearly, in the OT when God withdrew His protection from His people, their enemies were allowed to overrun them amongst other things.

    America is in the process of being overrun by her enemies….foreign and domestic; and only a return to God can stop it.

    God bless you and your families.

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