A stable made out of wood picked up around and some greenery.
It’s Advent and our thoughts naturally turn toward less fortunate souls, longing for basic niceties, and the call for selfless giving.
What a sad statement about current times, then, that we are forced to look a gift horse in the mouth. As the giving season continues, as well as the rest of the year, we are often hard-pressed to find a charity compatible with our moral values.
The mainstay options of Girl Scouts, UNICEF, and the ALS Association have already been exposed as being bedfellows with unsavory sorts – like Planned Parenthood.
There is acknowledgment that all people are created in the image of God, and therefore have unique and intrinsic value.
They further state that human life is sacred, and that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect.
WE continue to share and depend on the support of our prayer warrior community, that has lowered us into the Lord's presence for His healing!
John and I were told about the chapel filled with straw with the intimate experience of being in the stable with Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus!
Here we find even more, compelling incompatibility.Further, rape and incest also represent “special case[s] for the consideration of termination”.These exceptions portray a troubling contradiction to the professed “sanctity, unique dignity and respect” due to the “image of God” found in our unborn brethren.When it comes to large organizations, it isn’t enough to blindly give.As Catholics (or any Christians, for that matter), we have a moral obligation to hold charities accountable.