What If Mary Had Been Pro-Choice?

December 13, 2007 at 12:09 am

My husband just said to me, out of the blue, “I’m surprised there hasn’t been a bumper sticker yet that reads ‘Just think what would have happened if Mary would have been pro-choice.'”

We’re talking, of course, about Mary, single mother of the Christ-child, Jesus. 

Wow.  I’d never thought of it.

We were just watching the White House Christmas Special.  We were surprised at the lack of…what’s the right word…dignity? shown in some cases in dress and presentation while performing for the President of the United States and distinguished guests.  Seems that dress would be modest and the tone would be respectful, even if fun, light, “wintry”, and cheerful.  You know…it’s winter!  That should lend itself to appropriate dress for such a distinguished occasion.  Short, short dresses?  I don’t get it.  Why provoke wrong thoughts.  Just because you are an entertainer, it has to have key elements of sensuality?  What a culture we live in.  Women want to be respected, and yet, they show little respect.  The two don’t walk together, friends.  They just don’t.  You can’t be sensual and fun-loving and expect to not cause someone to stumble.  And yes, it is half our fault when we do that.  Save it for the one man of your life who deserves it… that spouse you have or may have.

I wonder why can’t we seem to get the tender balance between fun and dignity?  It can be done.  I’ve seen it.  Well, I guess it takes a deep walk, a tender guide, and a sensitive conscience only developed by walking with the One who is Wisdom…ironically, the One they sang about tonight! 

Walk the line, young ladies.  Walk it carefully.  Get to know the lover of your soul, first.  Trust me, you can’t help but think twice about the way you present yourself to others and the message you are sending with your life. 

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I am married to the love of my life, as we raise three children, learning the ways of grace.

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Magnanimity (derived from the Latin roots magn- great, and anima, soul) is the virtue of being great of mind and heart. It encompasses, usually, a refusal to be petty, a willingness to face danger, and actions for noble purposes. Its antithesis is pusillanimity. Both terms were coined by Aristotle, who called magnanimity "the crowning virtue."

Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:

MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.[1] (Source: Wikipedia)

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"We shall not waste our time in looking for extraordinary experiences in our life, but live by pure faith, ever watchful and ready for His coming by doing our day-to-day duties with extraordinary love and devotion." ~Mother Teresa

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"Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not come. We have only today. Let us begin." ~Mother Teresa

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A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in it's vicinity freshen into smiles. --Washington Irving

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When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. -Harriet Beecher Stowe

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