Thursday, July 7, 2011

Mother's Influence on The Culture of Death

     Today while waiting for my Psychology class to start I was present for an interesting exchange between some of my peers. Three women aging from their 20s to early 30s were talking about motherhood and pregnancy. One had a toddler aged son, the other was pregnant with twins, and the third had 2 elementary aged children. Their conversation was not the typical "MYKIDISSOSMARTANDSWEETANDMYREASONFORBEING" that most mothers with young children share. No, this conversation was entirely focused on how miserable being pregnant and having children is and how one should do it as little as possible. The woman pregnant with twins went as far to say, "The only positive of being stuck with two babies  is that I have higher chances of having a boy so I won't have to go through this again". The woman with elementary aged children turned to me and said "Any woman who claims to enjoy being pregnant and taking care of children needs to be psychologically evaluated".
     These women are a shining example of The Culture of Death currently scourging America. I understand that being a mother is the world's toughest job, I'm sure these women were just burned out and it felt good to vent. That being said, their comments still have a huge influence on the college aged women and men around them. They are reaffirming the societal standard that children are a hindrance. What if there was a young woman with a crisis pregnancy in the crowd? Could these comments have pushed her to abortion? We will never know.  All I know is,
a child is ALWAYS a blessed gift from God and should be exalted. I am in awe of the fact that I am capable of creating a new life. It is such an awesome power. As the adage goes, "with great power comes great responsibility". If we want the world to shift to The Culture of Life then we must always proclaim the gospel of life in all our actions- even "harmless" exchanges between mothers.

1 comment:

  1. Great post! Really makes one think of how their actions can influence a stranger!