If the possibility of suffering is the foundation upon which is built the philosophy of so-called "merciful" abortion and euthanasia, then not one of us is safe from those wielding that bloody sword. Even those wielding it must one day face another wielding it in their direction. Cherry Bieber

February 1997 - Quote from Mother Teresa at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington attended by the President and the First Lady - "What is taking place in America is a war against the child. And if we accept that the mother can kill her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?"

KJV Psalm 94:16-23 "Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity? Unless the Lord had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence. When I said, 'My foot slippeth;' Thy mercy, O Lord, held me up. In the multitude of my thoughts within me Thy comforts delight my soul. Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with Thee, which frameth mischief by a law? They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood. But the Lord is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge. And He shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the Lord our God shall cut them off."

"We do not stand any taller nor is there any work we do that is any greater than when we stand strong for the unborn child." Alabama State Senator Greg Reed

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Bookends of Humanity

This morning I awakened with thoughts of the “bookends” of humanity: the unborn and the elderly.  The rest of humanity is pressed between these two ends without whom we would cease to exist.  If we hold no value and have no respect for the beginning and the end of human life, we will have none for the rest, as is evidenced throughout the world today.  Consider this - in the earliest throes of accepting and embracing abortion, the elderly were, for the most part, still respected and honored in their families and society as a whole.  The family came together in the care and nurturing of their aging elders.  As the abortion industry has grown, so has the industry of “care” for the elderly.  It is now considered selfish for one to hope their children will care for them as they age.  In fact, it is quickly becoming a most honorable thing to turn one’s self over to a facility when they can no longer care for themselves or, better yet, to commit suicide [euthanasia] so as to avoid excessive cost and inconvenience to the family and society. 

So, what was once considered precious new life and honorable old age is now inconvenient life on both ends with any value at all being only relative to what the pregnant woman and/or those around her “feel” about the unborn child or how the family members “feel” about their elderly.  Need I expound on where this “relative to feeling” train is headed??


The Piper's Wife said...

Yes, I see it also....and grieve so. The LORD sees also. May we continue to pray, honor, and respect the elderly just as we pray, honor, and respect the unborn. People will surely notice our mercy and perhaps their hard hearts will melt.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

"If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever." 1 Timothy 5:8

Anonymous said...

Blessings to you and your new blog! I am glad you speak up for life throughout the spectrum.