Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Herod still hunts the Child; Barred from Searching in South Dakota.

Today is the Feast of the Holy Innocents, those young boys, 2 years and younger, who were slaughtered by Herod in his mad pursuit of Jesus. After all, if this newborn baby is king of the Jews, it leaves Herod without a job.

But Herod still hunts the child. He stalks the child in every specious argument for abortion, contraception, and sterilization. He prowls the corridors of research facilities where an embryo in "harvested" for the "benefit" of others, even though King and Researcher alike all began as embryos. He hunts children with the sickle of starvation imposed not from a lack of resources but from a dictator's desire for power over his subjects. He enlists the child in his mad quest when he makes the child into a soldier. In short, when the child is valued because they are a thing and not a unique person, Herod has won.

While Christ has come to bring the fullness and newness of life to the world, the world wants to remain old and worn. Drive Herod from your homes by loving your children and the rest of your family. Make a place in your home for the one who is cast out into the snow and might be run through with any of the weapons mentioned above. In short, don't let Herod and his cohort trick you. They want only one thing: blood, yours or someone whom you love.

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