Waking up at noon on Sunday has its advantages: no more breakfast and questions about where to go in the morning. Start the TV and there on the Hope Chanel a Hungarian priest was preaching about Abraham and his wife Sarah. How Abraham lied to an Egyptian King that Sarah was his sister, not his wife, in order to save his life, and God didn’t forsake him after that. Nor he rebuked Abraham for not having enough faith in his help. More, God did fix things after that so they could leave Egypt untouched. That’s very interesting.
One more interesting fact I learned: Job was actually contemporary to Abraham, and although Job seems more righteous than Abraham, was not chosen to be the father of His people. Job kids died, while Abraham needed a miracle to have a child with his wife. Strange are the ways of God.
Thinking about the fact that God interacts with each person in a unique way, we just cannot expect Him to treat us the way He treated Abraham or Job or David or Peter and so on.
Being able to make your own decisions about your body, health, lifestyle and sexual life is a basic human right.
Most of the feminists’ organizations who fight for gender equality and women’s right to get an abortion argument their position with the ethical right of women to decide what they want to do with their body. In regards to this, they are right: it is a basic human right to have control over your body.
However, what I don’t understand is why they don’t stick to this argument when a woman decides that she wants to give birth to many children and not to have an abortion. Suddenly, most of the activists for human rights assume that she was either poorly educated or was constrained by her or her spouse religion convictions/ restrictions. They don’t seem to understand that a woman should have the right to decide to have many children too. Looks like is not politically correct to choose to have more children nowadays.
Not even a Royal Highness is spared of the nasty comments of those that consider a woman’s right to do whatever she wants with her body only when is about aborting or birth control pills. The recent pregnancy of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge has stirred on twitter many jokes and nasty comments about her decision to have a third child. And I can bet that those that wrote nasty things about her decision/right to have one more child – hence, to do whatever she wants with her body – are the same types of people who would be scandalized if a woman wouldn’t have the right to terminate a pregnancy.
Good movie. But does a good deed cancel a bad one done to a different person? Does saving someone’s life cancel a murder? I don’t think so. Though for the receivers must be a miracle. There is a lesson many Christians should learn from 7 pounds movie, however. When you wrong somebody, it’s not enough to ask for forgiveness but to repair the damage or at least to do something to comfort that person’s heart. People usually avoid the repairing the damage part, even Christians. Or especially the Christians.
To write a blog post every day. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can, I think I can….. :))