What is Happening to our Society?
From Denis Barrett, Ekurhuleni – Kevin Murphy asked in a previous letter where the souls of the unborn go. Answer: The mercy of God and the tradition of the Church have a message: those babies are in heaven, infinitely happy; they have gone to join the company of the Holy Innocents.
The worry is not about what happens to them, but what has happened to us and the society we have made to mar this beautiful world.
Let us be concerned and pray rather for the mothers driven to the bitter extreme of procuring an abortion. To how many of them can we offer an alternative?
Many of them conceived as the result of rape and face problems that, given their overwhelming fear and the encouragement society (read we) gives them, killing the baby seems an acceptable way out of their dilemma.
Let us be concerned rather about the state of mind of the fathers who forced their seed upon defenceless victims.
Let us be concerned too about the degenerate morals of this world that we have made, that allow otherwise law-abiding people to regard the gift of the ability to procreate as a pleasant pastime.
Let us be concerned rather about the state of the education provided for the huge majority in our country that fails utterly to teach that we are responsible for our actions and their consequences.
Most importantly, let us use our concerns as an incentive to prayer, not only at special times, but again and again through each day, every time we become aware of a problem in our own life or in the lives of those around us.