One of my earliest childhood memories was a visit to the doctor’s office with my mom. I couldn’t have been much older than 4 or maybe 5-yrs-old. For no reason I can recall, I walked across the waiting room floor, climbed up on the chair next to a woman who appeared to be around my mother’s age, and laid my head onto her lap. I wonder now, if anyone has ever seen a kid that age do that…with a complete stranger…anywhere, ever?
The only thing that comes to mind now as any sort of plausible explanation, is that I have always loved, trusted, and honored women. Just this past Tuesday, my friend Armine posted a picture of herself and several other family members and friends who had just come from the beauty parlor. This drew my natural reaction and comment, “I love women who love being women.”
The world we are living in today is so remarkably different from the one most of us grew up in. Michael Pakaluk, an Aristotle scholar and one of my favorite Christian thinkers asks the most important question at the very end of his musings on the new movie Apollo 11, “What are we doing, where are we going, who are we? ‘Why are you standing here staring into heaven?’ (Acts 1:11), the angel asked. The questions may be seen there, but not the answers.” This prompted me to think and realize that he was writing about yesterday’s angel. The question on the minds of most angels today is, “Why are you sitting there gazing into your own reflection?” And don’t you know that within minutes, The Guardian delivered their answer!
This brought me, and now you, to the most important underlying foundational element of understanding the nature of women who come to Choose Life, vs the mothers of the 42 million last year who did not. A woman who loves being a woman, by definition, is naturally inclined to choose the very thing she was created for. I knew a woman once so driven to bring life into the world, she reminded me of that same powerful drive in nature we see in spawning salmon. A drive so powerful, it propels them into hungry bears and against raging currents…Life or Bust! The Autosexual descendents of Narcissus, in love with themselves, will always choose themselves before another life; preborn, newborn, or otherwise. This sounds like a societal death sentence to me, what say you? But I am careful to bear in mind Oswald Chambers’ opening quote, and exercise great caution…while venturing further on this limb.
Note ~ I am not saying that the would-have-been-mothers of the 42 million were all narcissists. Many are most likely wonderful young ladies who found themselves in a position no one had adequately prepared them for, living in an immoral society, driven by fear, pressured and coerced by the ones they loved and trusted. Please hear me out.
The next part of understanding “our sister’s sorrows and perplexities” in order that we may resolve our own “absolute confusion” brings me to the Mother Teresa quote I came across this week: Abortion is profoundly anti-women. ¾ of its victims are women: half the babies and all the mothers.
How many of us know women who chose to abort their babies, and went on to choose drugs and alcohol to numb the pain that wouldn’t go away? How many wonderful young women poisoned their youth, destroyed relationships, their physical and spiritual beauty, marriage(s), and worse?
These past couple of weeks we have been focused on unfinished men who lacked, had suppressed, or were denied the experience of one ore more of the essential stages of being a man. Why wouldn’t it be possible or even likely that we are a society of unfinished women as well? I believe its not only possible, it (just as with men) was inevitable and preordained. Think about who runs the world, our cultural institutions, what we are being led from, and things we are all being conditioned to accept…like, oh I don’t know…infanticide. If aborting a child in the first trimester leads to a life of anguish and guilt, imagine the suffering that would follow the infanticide of a fully developed life. I for one cannot. Furthermore, as a healthy, happy, finished man, I will do all in my power from this day forward to Reach, Teach, and Inspire so that one day soon the unthinkable will become the undoable.
We Oath Keepers have managed to make ourselves a target of the secular-globalist movement. We are branded as “extremists” for holding the very anti-secular view that our cherished rights, enshrined in our Constitution, come from God. Reach, Teach, and Inspire is both our motto and our purpose in leading our elected officials and those serving in uniform to uphold the oaths they swore to defend and protect our Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Interestingly, but not surprisingly, Harvard published a “landmark essay” extending these God-given rights to the pre-born which was ignored by a “Main Stream Media” totally controlled by the secular-globalists…the same secular-globalists trying to lead us into their multi-gender-nightmare.
Therefore let us be, my brethren, “not ignorant of their devices;” and as knowing them, let us watch, fast, and pray, let us keep close under the wings of the Almighty, that He may be our shield and buckler. ~ Bl. John Henry Newman