Not sure if anyone has noticed, heh heh but my last few posts have been incredibly negative. As I mentioned before, its mostly because I need to vent. Letting off some steam now decreases the chance of me being angry later.
So why was I so angry at anything and everything? Well, besides the usual stress of life (job searching, dumb college politics, stupid responses from Catholic Answers that remind me I became Catholic due to beliefs, not fuzzy feelings from people…) I had the bomb of my life thrown at me.
I can handle that my parents will probably kick me out of the house after I announce a formal engagement to Mr. Serrano. I can handle that my mother is emotionally abusive and psychologically childish, that my father is often immature and has allowed my mother to be emotionally abusive, and that my brother is favored, but that is only leading to his own disaster. I can handle overblown, stupid college professors who have no idea how easy it would be to get them fired for their shenanigans (but won’t, because I’m really tired of seeing people in the unemployment lines…). I can handle a lot. My life is very stressful, but I can handle it.
Perhaps it was the straw that broke the camel’s back, but my head pretty much imploded, then exploded, then imploded again, after being directed by a friend to this site.
Holy Mother of God…This is from a place that calls itself a “church”. Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids has in addition to a number of already questionable practices (umm okay, pagan spirituality in a supposedly vaguely Jesus sort of institution?) and in addition to some awesome architecture (no, really, it is aesthetically pleasing) it also has a “Choice Fund”.
They actually fund loans to support abortions. Supposedly its all through private means, but it obviously has the support of this “faith” “community”.
I’m not sure exactly what it was. I’ve run into Christians who support abortion, but even they pay lip service to making abortion “rare”. I’ve run into a lot of hypocrisy when it comes to abortion, so I don’t know why this one in particular elicited such a response from me.
Maybe its because they boast of having “helped” 5000 women in GR at a single clinic alone, and GR isn’t exactly the biggest city in the world.
Maybe its because they call themselves a church, and while I can conceive that people will screw things up, churches try to do better.
I keep having nightmares about this.
That’s 5,000 women who have had their lives irrevocably changed, and not for the better. One set of problems has been switched for something even more problematic.
That’s 5,000 babies, not including twins, who never lived to breathe, never saw their first birthday, never went to kindergarten, never said “I love you” to their biological mothers or adoptive mothers or anyone else for that matter.
That’s 5,000 men who have lost their fatherhood, assuming that none of them were rapists.
That’s 20,000 grandparents from the maternal and paternal sides, assuming no re-marriages in which case the number would be even higher.
That’s a minimum of people affected. That number, 5,000, is going to stick in my head for a long time.
If you decide to take any action for the pro-life side remember:
Prayer is the best weapon of all.
Love is necessary.
Civility and Charity are your best friends.
Sometimes no words are needed- just prayer, love, support, and kindness.
Help support the cause for Life by making it a point of being kind to those with kids, the single dads and moms, the teenage moms and dads, etc. If we offer real support and real love, hopefully people would think twice.
And please, please pray for those communities of faith that support abortion. Never stop praying.