The zeal for living that my 1 year old son exhibits inspires me. He wants to explore everywhere, he is so quick to find something hilarious, he loves craziness, and he cries with passion whenever he sees his sister crying. One word keeps coming to my mind when I just look at the faces of my kids- Miracle. They keep growing and changing, but this thought keeps coming at me- they weren’t even in existence just a few short years ago- but now I can’t imagine the universe without them. They started off life as something so tiny they couldn’t be seen without a microscope- now they are undeniably eternally significant forces of life and love.
Abortion reduces children just like my own, to enemy status. I cannot accept this insanity- CHILDREN are not the enemy- they are the greatest evidence in the universe that we are made for love, we are made to be eternal. I know for a fact that I was made to be my childrens father- call it intuition or inspiration or both. I don’t want to see anybody deceived by the slick propaganda that accepts abortion as some kind of honorable choice. Abortion is here mostly because people have decided that sex is more important than the life of our children. We have made our sexuality into our god- we wanted sex without consequence and thus abortion found it’s way to respectable society. I couldn’t be more pro-woman with the intensity of love that I feel for my wife and my daughters. I hate a world that could view my daughters as mere sex objects, and a world that would tell my daughters that abortion was part of their rights as women.
No. The world is sick is so many ways- with the useless wars, the amoral economics, the focus on celebrity over the millions dying through abortion, poverty, lack of clean water or basic nutrition. I don’t care about the exercise routines of the Bushes, the Obamas or the fashion statements of their wives. I see in the eyes of my children a great push to be something more than a sports fan or an ordinary American consumer. When I hear an infant crying in the mall, and a little girl calling out for her “papa”. It sounds just like my own kids- I have to check to make sure. What is that if not a universal recognition of some great reality- we are very much the same. My children are miracles- I feel it, I know it- but it is not only my children. If a child is conceived, he or she is not an unwanted child. God wants that child to be and we deliberately take that life away only at great cost to our own soul and society.
To have so many miracles right in front of us, and yet deny them, reject them so crudely and violently? This is a tragedy beyond words. To reject God’s children- the greatest gifts we could ever imagine- I cannot believe we have entered this place of the insane. And I was once one of the insane myself- I never knew that until I looked into my child’s eyes and I began to really open myself to Love. Forget the political and legal stuff for the moment, and just remember this- our children are not our enemy, they are our greatest gift- don’t abort, don’t give up hope- every child is the embodiment of HOPE.