Monday, January 30, 2012
What do you see?
Of course, what I see is beauty that fills me with happiness; these are two of the most beautiful people I know, my oldest and youngest daughters. I am so blessed to have a great helper; my youngest gets to have another pair of helpful loving hands and my oldest gains experience to draw on when she is a mother. Since that isn't what many people see, and often make my daughters uncomfortable with these uncomfortable exchanges, it makes me wonder what could be done to change the culture from all viewpoints. We have chosen to add teen mothers and their babies to our prayer intentions, along with praying for an end to abortion..
A child has a right to be born. And just because we don't approve how that child was conceived, shouldn't we still surround him with love? How do we support without encouraging this behavior?
I teach my children to understand what love is and when it's appropriate to share that love to create a child. I pray for my sons and daughters to make holy decisions and be blessed abundantly at the appropriate time in their life. But, if one of my daughters made the choice many assume in this picture- I would welcome life, support life. As Catholics, we need to go beyond the sidewalks at PP and see how else we can make a difference in our culture. It goes beyond to how we educate youth from engaging in sexual activity, support these girls when they need it, and promote adoption.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.