Does Nothing Ever Change?
Friday, December 28, 2007
Once, there was a man who heard about an unplanned pregnancy. He had to hear about it second hand, as he had no clue such a thing was going on right under his nose.

He saw the child as a threat. His career could very well go right down the tubes. His personal power might be weakened, even lost. He was embarrassed in front of his colleagues.

Well. He decided to nip that in the bud. No baby, no problem, right? After all, it was not illegal for him to get rid of the child. He was well within his rights to take care of the problem in a permanent way.

Herod Slaughters the InnocentsAnd so, as the Christ child was smuggled from the country in the dead of night, Herod ordered all of the male Hebrew children to be slaughtered - and his soldiers carried out the order. Why wouldn't they? It was legal, after all, and the Israelites weren't "real" people. They wouldn't become "real people" until, and unless they became Roman citizens.

Today, on the Feast of the Holy Innocents, pray for an end to the slaughter of the innocents. In America, over 50,000,000 children have been killed in my generation, legally, because they were inconvenient, expensive, or not perfect. (Hmm. Sounds like me on most days.)

Lully thou little tiny child
Bye bye, lully lullay
Lully thou little tiny child,

Bye bye lully lullay

India childrenIndia leads the world in gendercide- that is, the killing of infants and the unborn babies because they are girls.

Oh sisters too,
How may we do,
For to preserve this day?

This poor youngling,
For whom we sing,

Bye bye lully, lullay

The Dying Room ChinaChinese young adults do not have sisters. They do not have aunts, uncles, or siblings - they've all been "prevented" or killed. Imagine what this means for the world, when the largest culture has no extended family ties?

Herod the king, In his raging,
Charged he has this day

His men of might In his own sight
All young children to slay

Darfur children wait for helpDarfur, Sudan

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