Sunday, January 23, 2011

Gift

A woman has had an abortion because she was not satisfied with the sex of the twins. Not so long ago we often did not know if there was going to be a multiple birth. We certainly did not know the sex of the child. Children were a gift from God and we knew that any gift given should be received with grace and love. We knew that to refuse a gift of love was rude, disrespectful and even cruel. If God wanted to give us the gift of children, then we were happy with what we got.

Today, people make up wish lists. Children are polled by parents and relatives to insure the child gets exactly what they want for their birthday, Christmas or graduation. Gifts are an obligation, not an act of love. Gifts are required if you attend a wedding, if someone has a birthday or other life event. Our society makes it easy to register as a bride at stores and make sure everyone gets exactly the right gift that you want. Certainly you cant expect to have someone use their own judgment or creativity to select a gift for you. No, it has to come from your personalized gift registry list.

Children are not birthday presents. They are not a toaster, or ring or matching dinner service for eight. They are a wonderful gift from God. If we want a girl and God gives us two boys instead, then we need to consider that perhaps God knows better for us then we know for ourselves. Just as a child may not know the proper gifts for themselves, we may not know what is best for us in the long term either. We need to accept the will of God and take the children God provides to us, not thwart His will and refuse his gifts; thats the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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