Tuesday, January 20, 2015
I've been thinking about Pope Francis revelation that he chided a pregnant mother of seven for for 'tempting God'.
What's the action he expected her to take?
Inquiring minds want to know.
This is what happens when you have a good sexual relationship at home. When two people are still on fire for each other, and that takes work, even using the authority of the Church to give yourself permission to say 'this is a good reason' to refrain from relations on this week, sometimes the Author of Life has other plans.
Was she supposed to responsibly abort her baby?
Is she and her husband supposed to go out and find a same-sex partner so her Pope won't judge her and will go out of his way to find good in the sex they are having?
He wouldn't dare tell the communist Castro he is tempting God.
He wouldn't dare tell the nuns on the bus, who led generations of children into temptation and gehanna, they are tempting God.
Out of his long list of insults to faithful Catholics, I think this is the worst.
Forget about his vulgar caricature of conjugal love as a mindless sex of rabbits and the theological problems he continues to foster, where is his faith in God through Whom all things are possible?
Where is his trust?
Where is his surrender?
Even if a mother dies rather than kill or intercept a life given to her by God, that is our fiat. We don't balance consequences and then obstruct the Creator of Life.
If God creates, we trust and love Him enough to say yes.
What good was accomplished by making her feel shame for doing what the Church has taught for 2000 years?