“Today I set before you life and death, blessing and cursing. Choose life that you and your descendants may live.” – God who latter became the Messiah

Everyday the choices we make determine the future. A poor choice inevitably leads to bad things. A good choice leads to good things. In these terms, it should be apparent that each choice we make through the day has consequences.

Another way to think about it, is today’s disaster is the result of poor choices made in the past. One big way the United States has lost it’s greatness, is by turning away from God. An obvious manifestation of that choice is the continued, and often complete, breakdown of the family. Far too many people don’t have the support structure to get an education, then a job, and finally a spouse. Their family has been unable to give them the support, perhaps the confidence, or the feedback to constantly make good decisions.

To contemplate this fault, let us consider why is abortion is an issue. There are many things that are broken that lead to abortion. First, many people no longer value human life. It’s my body and my choice, unless it’s your body, then it’s still my choice – a gentle jab at the SARS-COV-2 fear-mongers. Second, much of humanity has turned to hedonism – seeking pleasure and only for the moment. This ignores the observable truth that it takes real effort to improve the world for everyone. Third, society as a whole has embraced perversion. Our art, literature, and music, are filled with obscene themes and concepts rather than elevating physical, mental, and emotional beauty. Fourth, we no longer respect our elders. We stuff our parents and grandparents into homes, rather than learning from their vast experience. Worse, people like Andrew Cuomo, used nursing homes as literal death camps – exterminating the greatest body of life experience. Fifth, too few people believe in some sort of afterlife; pick your version: heaven, hell, reincarnation. To some degree it doesn’t matter which brand of religion forms a person’s beliefs. Most emphasize the importance of living a good life now, and a good life in the future.

Perhaps abortion isn’t the perfect social issue to examine when talking about the breakdown of the family. Regardless, it certainly shows that the major influences in “modern” life are detrimental to the family – no babies, no families. There are many more influences that are negative: politics, ideology, even inflation. The combination of the forces is pushing the family towards oblivion, but by making good choices we can reverse this trend. Every day we have the opportunity to make good choices, and often the opportunity to correct poor choices made yesterday. Let’s make good choices. Our families depend on it.

“Today I set before you life and death, blessing and cursing. Choose life that you and your descendants may live.” – God who latter became the Messiah