OK so it's been a while since I have written. Things catch up with me fast. The kiddos really keep me on my toes!
There have been quite a few things on my mind lately though that have been giving me headaches. It gets me so irritated that I end up clenching my teeth in frustration. Ever since I found my way to God and His truths, I want everyone else to see it too. The way a family functions, the way women are perceived (and men too by the way~ portrayed as bubbling idiots on television), abortion, gay marriage, the list goes on.
I get confused with how much to get involved in. I have three children and one on the way. I know that my first job is to be a wife to my husband, and then a good mom to my children. I get that and totally accept every part of that. But I also feel like if I don't DO something, my headaches are going to get worse. For instance, abortion really irks me. I just don't understand how we can keep letting people misconstrue the definition of a life to make our lives easier. And there's the kicker, "choice" doesn't even make our lives easier!! Do you know how many times I have heard women say, "It wasn't an easy choice to make." Then why fight for the right to make it?? Who in the world wants to have to decide whether or not to kill their own baby?
And what is really frustrating is that the main argument in favor of abortion is that the baby can't survive outside of the womb, so it's OK to kill it. DUH!!!! It's not SUPPOSED to be able to live outside the womb!!! That's mother nature! It's the way GOD created things to be! It happens in humans AND in animals! And if we're going on the argument that we should be able to kill the baby because it needs a mother, then are we going to say that until the age of 15 or so that we can kill the child because he needs me?? NO WAY! It makes absolutely NO SENSE to me whatsoever.
Since when was it a crime for a baby to need her mother (AND father by the way)?? It's so infuriating. It's this mentality that strips women of our femininity. We are stripping ourselves of our freedoms, rights and gifts to be female. And it's other females mostly that are doing it! It just absolutely blows my mind that women are allowing themselves to be subjected like this. I know, the probably don't even realize what they are doing.
I could go on about birth control. Really. Birth control FREES us?? NO WAY!! If anything, it promotes promiscuity and situations where we contract a sexually transmitted disease that could KILL us! Or we end up with pregnancies we didn't intend for so we opt to kill the baby instead of be responsible for our actions. Ugh. It just makes my stomach churn and if I'm not careful, my headache will come back soon. Seriously, why can't we talk to our children about sex the same way we talk to them about drugs... "Just say NO!" Drugs can kill us, so can sex. The birth control pill is a drug, and the condom is less effective than natural family planning! We are supposed to be the most intelligent beings on the face of this Earth! So why aren't we acting like it?!
Oh my goodness I could just go on and on. I need a venue. I need something to do to change something. To just change one person's way of thinking.... I know that forcing info down their throats doesn't work, but this makes so much sense to me and it's frustrating that we walk around lying to each other to make a buck. I know I need to throw this all up to God, and I did that the other day at Church and have felt better, but I feel like I need to yell at the world. WAKE UP AMERICA!!!
Thanks for letting me vent. I'm done, for now.
Speaking the Truth
We don’t like to speak the truth about evil because we’re going to hurt somebody. Let me tell you, you are going to hurt somebody, but that Somebody is God. If you would rather hurt God than your neighbor, there is something wrong with your spirituality. It’s your obligation to speak the truth and everyone can either take it or leave it. But truth must be in us. We live in such poverty of the truth today.
- Mother Angelica
- Mother Angelica