Happy Mother's Day to all mums. Slightly late reported here but celebrated properly in the Tavern on the day with a huge lunch, overflowing with happy families. But the next day, while clearing up the left-overs (distributed amongst the poor of the parish) we reflected upon the parlous state of modern 'lifestyle choices.
A particularly good friend and customer, a regular in the Tavern came by with sadness and a mild and well placed fury. It seems the run-up to Mother's Day had seen the antithesis to motherhood splattered all over the internet and my friend was furious. In her own way. She is sensitive and warm, so that tempered what she had to say.
I have to say this about my friend. She does not share the same brand of Faith that I do. Many who come in here do not either. But the stuff we serve here is for all. She is a Good Woman, by any accounting, and as such on the side of the Angels.
She sat and spoke quietly.
This week I ran across an article on my Facebook feed of a women named Emily Letts who recorded her abortion procedure and posted it on YouTube. You can see the article and video here:
Emily Letts, a 25-year-old abortion counselor who works at a New Jersey abortion clinic, decided she wanted to be an inspiration to other women by filming her own abortion.
What an awful inspiration poor Emily Letts gives. What is even more horrific is that she is a 'counsellor'. Totally committed, of course, to 'counselling' expectant mothers. NOT.
I couldn’t bring myself to watch the video. I am a woman who is far too in touch with my body’s nurturing instinct to bring myself to watch a mother so callously enjoy the experience of having her baby ripped from limb to limb in her womb.
I did, however, read the article in which it states Emily was smiling and humming though the whole procedure. One month later Emily describes her “feelings” about the experience.
You can read the whole article here:
Emily states,“I knew the cameras were in the room during the procedure, but I forgot about them almost immediately. I was focused on staying positive and feeling the love from everyone in the room. I am so lucky that I knew everyone involved, and I was so supported. I remember breathing and humming through it like I was giving birth. I know that sounds weird, but to me, this was as birth-like as it could be. It will always be a special memory for me. I still have my sonogram, and if my apartment were to catch fire, it would be the first thing I’d grab.”God help us, have we become so desensitized as a society, and furthermore, as women, that we can’t call evil for what it is? This woman is obviously sociopathic. I am no psychologist, but I don’t think I need to be for this one. Emily says,
She reflected on matters with which old Knights such as I are barely acquainted. She's an 'Old Testament' gal and well versed in the old tales and lessons, the guides to a proper consideration that can and perhaps should be more emphasised when people choose their 'Lifestyle'.“It will always be a special memory for me.”There is nothing light hearted about abortion; it certainly isn’t an event that would merit humming and smiling. I suppose some might think I am being too hard on Emily. On a personal note, I see Emily as more lost and sick than anything. She needs Christ just as desperately as I.
“When Esther’s words were reported to Mordecai, he sent back this answer: “Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape. For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:12-14)
The Book of Esther contains one of my favorite stories in the Bible. I have often found myself wondering what I would have done in a position such as hers.
Honestly, I have never really considered myself a brave woman.
The continued existence of Esther’s people was dependent upon her willingness to put her bravery to the test. It was a chance she was willing to take in order to save her people against the evil plot that Haman put into motion that would soon rise against them.
Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: “Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my attendants will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.” (Esther 4:15-16)“And if I perish, I perish.”
Let those words settle for awhile. Esther was a woman of faith who possessed great convictions endowed to her by her love for God. She was bold in the face of evil in order to preserve the existence of her people. She was an orphan who displayed courage in the face of a crisis. She humbled herself by fasting and put her considerable beauty, femininity and wisdom in service to fulfill God’s plan to save her people…the Hebrew people.
Today I sit back and ask myself, “How many modern day Esthers are left in my generation?”
How many are willing to take a stand against the modern day Hamans? Are there any women willing to go against the societal grain to preserve what is dearest to us?
Our country and our families need you. Where are you Esther?
Many might accuse me of being too judgmental. But we have confused the meaning of the word with being able to decipher right from wrong.
I can’t judge whether Emily will go to heaven or hell, only God can do that; that isn’t my place. So don’t misread what I am saying here, I am a firm believer that all have sinned and fall short and deserve grace upon repentance.
But political correctness and leftism/progressivism has crept into the church and it is high past time we acknowledge that. So many believers are afraid of being labeled “judgmental” for calling abortion for what it is – murder and morally wrong. The authentic gospel has been lost somewhere and it is up to believers to restore it whole again.
Emily is out of touch with her body, out of touch with what she was designed to do as a women.
She mocks her womanhood by humming and smiling while her child is being violently ripped apart in her womb. An abortion at any stage is violent. The left fails to recognize the biological fact that women are made to reproduce and nurture our young.
To intentionally rip an unborn child out of our bodies is a violation of our femininity which makes us unique by God’s design.
We grow life; that is our superpower. Even most evolutionists would agree that for a mother to murder her young is unnatural for us as a species.
Women are born with an innate biological desire to nurture, which is evident in the games we play as little girls. If a woman has been allowed to develop her femininity, it will manifest itself later in life: in our homes, with our families, in our friendships and even in the passionate relationships we have with our men.
There is a certain amount of vulnerability that goes along with femininity that a women must be confident in. In order for us to provide warmth, kindness, patience, and love to our children, and the people closest to us, it is essential that we maintain and develop our femininity throughout our lifetime.THIS is the 'Lifestyle' choice which Feminism denies women.
When this is allowed to flourish we connect and are innately in tune with our child even in the earliest stages of our pregnancy. She is already emotionally bonded to the life her body is producing. A feminine woman doesn’t hate herself for what her body is meant to do. She goes with it; she is comfortable with the physical changes that take place in her body.
She doesn’t reject it as inconvenience behind the banner of feminism or “choice.” Femininity isn’t something we can put in a box, it isn’t something easily defined in the laws of nature. It is a gift given to us by God. There is an unexplainable mystery behind it. Yet the effect it has is powerful, so powerful that Esther was able to save a nation of people because hers was so authentic.
At one time, I am sure Emily was a young little girl who played baby dolls and house. She may have even pretended to be mommy to her younger siblings, if she had any. Little girls (and boys) do what comes natural to us; it isn’t because it is “socially constructed.”
We aren’t reliant on instructions to act out what comes natural to us in the games we play as children in our homes and on the playground. Little girls nurture, out of instinct. But the state sees to it that that instinct is suppressed.
The left continues to deny yet another truth here, they agree the female is meant to mother and nurture in every other species, yet they deny it in our own.
A woman must be convinced that the unborn is sub-human.
It was vital in destroying our identity as women and the family unit.
Where the family is broken, the traditional family values can easily be replaced with statist, secular values. The mother and father has been replaced with daycare. In the eyes of the state, the family is a burden, so prosperity takes the place of childrearing for women.
The general populace must be convinced to strip the unborn of its humanity in order to make it acceptable to kill it.
So the left justifies murder by saying, “it isn’t human.”
We saw this philosophy put into place in World War Two.
It was the same concept Hitler used to convince his countrymen to murder millions of Jews, mentally disabled and whoever else he deemed socially “unfit.”
And he was very successful at it and we have the evidence of the Holocaust to prove it.
The left has been very successful at it in the West as well.
We have many stories like Emily’s to show for it.
Feminism seeks to destroy anything that might be different about us as men and women. So the left takes hold of the minds young in early childhood development through the school system. The state is “Mommy and Daddy,” it will dictate to you its morals and values. Forget about family, heritage, and tradition.
It’s why so many young men and women are having an identity crisis.
They don’t know who they are.
Young women are not confident in their womanhood just as young men are not secure in their masculinity. If one destroys a woman’s femininity, eventually you destroy the woman. But they use a nicer word for their philosophical destruction: “equality.”
That is why there are so many Emilys among us who hold pro-choice, liberal mentalities. But it is deeper than that.
We are fighting a spiritual battle of good versus evil.
Emily has lost herself somewhere along her life path, only she doesn’t know it yet. I don’t know at what point in her development she was handed to the state. Although it must have been fairly early in the developmental phases of her life for her to be so callous about killing her child.
Whether Emily wants to acknowledge this or not, she is a mother.
She was from the moment she became pregnant. She was already written in that baby’s genetic code.
But a part of her died that day, in that room, on that table. Not just the physical part with her baby, but also a part of her soul.
She stripped her baby of its humanity in the name of “choice.” She had too; otherwise it wouldn’t have been so easy for her.
I pray for her, I genuinely do.
I ask you too as well.
As for her child, it is resting in the arms of God now. The woman child within her was snuffed out by the state that indoctrinated her. Maybe she will reawaken her again at sometime, only time will tell.
“So the king and Haman went to Queen Esther’s banquet, and as they were drinking wine on the second day, the king again asked, ‘Queen Esther, what is your petition? It will be given you. What is your request? Even up to half the kingdom, it will be granted.
Then Queen Esther answered, ‘If I have found favor with you, Your Majesty, and if it pleases you, grant me my life—this is my petition. And spare my people—this is my request. For I and my people have been sold to be destroyed, killed and annihilated. If we had merely been sold as male and female slaves, I would have kept quiet, because no such distress would justify disturbing the king.’” (Esther 7:1-4).
There are many times when I feel like I can relate to Esther, it is part of the reason I love the story so much. I have felt throughout my life that I was born in the wrong generation and I don’t belong here. I am really an introvert at heart. I am an observer. I can imagine Esther was too.
What I observe in modern women is disturbing to me. Most lack any sort of emotional depth; they are more concerned with the latest clothing styles than they are with contributing anything outside of themselves for the betterment of their communities. The emotional intelligence we once had in the generations before us has long passed with our grandmothers. Oh yes, the modern women is emotional, but they it is an unstable emotion.
It says in the article, Emily is 25 years old, she is a grown woman.
But make no mistake that she is every bit a product of the statist philosophy that perpetuates a continual cycle of infancy and narcissism in women today.
Love is not something we can put into a mathematical equation, but it is every bit as real. It is that passionate love that drives men and women towards one another; it is the glue that holds our families together. There is nothing stronger than the bond between mother and child. Emily will never know that bond with her baby, she robbed herself of it.
Emily doesn’t feel love, not even for herself because she has numbed herself to it.
I would hope Emily would find that again and reconnect with her ability to nurture. For her sake and the sake of anymore children she may, or may not, bring into the world.
Esther was subject to the Persian Empire after the exile of her people. At that time, the Hebrews were among the weakest elements in society. They were a small tribe, but weaker even than the Jewish men exiled in a foreign land were the Jewish women. And the weakest of all of these was a young orphaned Jewish woman.
God once again employed his favored method of using society’s underdog to accomplish his purposes. Regardless of the circumstances he raised her up and put her in a position of immense strategic importance.
Ultimately, it was Esther’s choice if she would have the courage to play the part God offered her.
We have been placed in this same position today to stand by idly as evil continues to perpetuate and flourish in our society. Or we can become active in fighting against it, but the choice is ours to make.
Ephesians 6:12 says “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
Earthly powers are a work to kill and destroy, but a heavenly power, far greater in scope is at work that can save, preserve, and restore the spirit in us women that has been so far lost.
Amen, my dear friend.
Poor Emily. What a pretty woman.
What few realise is that Emily is an actress. She has appeared in small parts in four films that I know of. One wonders what her real job is. One wonders if her whole, awful abortion furore is nothing more to her than a ‘between paid gigs’ opportunity for publicity.
She wrote her own script and spoke her own lines in her abortion film, but anyone with an iota of sensitivity only has to look at her face to see the sheer banality of evil lurking there of which she is
just almost, faintly aware.
Her words do not match the look in her eyes. The poor woman is hoist on her own petard.
Her ‘authenticity’ is almost totally submerged beneath the falseness of her acting and her professed feeling during the abortion film. But she senses it.
I am a pragmatic sort of chap, m’self. But I react to such deeper issues in people. Perhaps it is from years of ‘training’ and experience in the mind bizzo. This is a patient to reach. A soul to haul from the Pit she has slid into.
But one has to reach past the falsity of her ‘acting’ in order to act.
Pax Dei Vobiscum.