I’m a Christmas junkie. Though I’ve never watched a Hallmark Christmas movie, it’s a personal victory if I can wait until after Thanksgiving to listen to Christmas music.
Though I’ve always loved Christmas, this year, Jesus’ birth is bothering me.
It started several years ago, when my church had a live ultrasound during a Christmas message. It was particularly emotional and powerful for my wife and I, as we were pregnant too. Just think, our Savior was once this tiny and vulnerable.
I’ve often thought what it’d be like if Jesus’ conception happened today. What if Mary was a 12-year-old middle-schooler in today’s culture? What would happen? What would she be bombarded with?
It’s not a very Christmas-y thought, but I often wonder how long it would take for Mary to be encouraged to “take care of” her little “problem.” Some quick, discrete appointments, and the incarnation could be done with.
I was passively pro-choice until high school. I’d never thought about it, but it just sounded wrong to tell someone what they can’t do with their own body.
The thought of abortion never even bothered me until Read the rest of this entry »