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

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


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.


SaChay said...

Have you talked to any high schoolers lately? I have and most of them act like abortion is just an everyday part of life. I have been mentoring a girl that thought she was pregnant and her boyfriend just came out and said, "It's okay you can just get an abortion and I'll pay for it." He said it as calmly as if he were saying hey lets go to McDonald's. I know how you feel I get so frustrated because it seems no one has any morals these days.

Karen said...

I know Sachay, doesn't it just make you sick to your stomach?? And I guess I can't really be MAD, but it's just very very upsetting that our future is growing up to have such a disrespect for life. If we can't teach them to have respect for the weakest of the weak, how are we going to teach them to be respectful at all?? It's all a puzzle to me, and highly irritating. I guess I just have to focus on my own children and be content with the way I'm raising them. I can't change the world, but I can try to change one person at a time, right??

SaChay said...

That is what you have to do, focus on your children! There the future, they'll share your concerns and convictions and spread the truth. It all starts at home.

Karen said...

You're very right SaChay. They have a way of just spouting the truth and their beliefs out there. There's nothing like the outright honesty of our children! :D

Soutenus said...

Great post! I know that frantic feeling of -- "I have to DO something. I have to do more . . . the world is spinning out of control."

My (unsolicited) advise?
1) Don't do what I did and let those panic feelings in. HOW?
I started with PRAYER. The Blessed Virgin is where I run now. I know she understands and will intercede for me.

2) A regular Family Rosary helped like you can never believe, too!
At one point we were saying a family rosary everyday.
We need to get back to that.

I guess (at least for me) it all started at home.
Then I sometimes add ONE activity outside of my family and home. I make sure it is not something that totally depends no me.

These are some of the things I have chosen --

1) Praying outside abortion clinics
2) Blogging -- a great place for me to keep things that are important to pass on to my kids
3) Helping with OCIC at church (RCIA for kids)

SaChay and I agree-- focus on my kids is really important. I try to do things that can integrally include them.

One thing that I love is celebrating the Liturgical Year with my family.

If this is of interest to you I would recommend Catholic Mosaic. The book includes study guides for 52 children's picture books and is organized by themes in the liturgical year.

Here is the URL:

Karen said...

Soutenus thank you so much for your advice! I'm very apprehensive about starting something that I have to commit to because of the heavy responsibilities I have here at home with my family. Hubby has a demanding job and the rest is mostly up to me and I don't want that to be a disaster. I'm so definitely going to be looking at that book you recommended. Sounds very interesting!