I would like to wish all a Blessed Christmas and
may the anniversary of the birth of Our Savior Jesus Christ be a
reminder to the world of the preciousness of life and what God has
in store for each and every human being that He has created.
As a conscientious physician, it has always been my policy to do
a thorough diagnosis before prescribing the remedy. So let's look at
the symptoms. On the outside, it would seem that
everyone conveys the feeling of happiness and joy at Christmas and,
if they are for the reasons of Christmas - to celebrate the BIRTH of
LIFE Itself in the Word made flesh, then truly they should feel great joy and peace for the birth of
Jesus Christ, our Redeemer, changed the world forever.
Yet three days after Christmas we celebrate another Feast that is really
only acknowledged by the Church and those daily communicants who understand
and uphold the Sanctity of Life. It is the Feast of the Holy Innocents, the martyred
children who were slain by Herod in his selfish fear of wiping out the Christ Child.
Just as Christ was hunted down and forced to flee with
Mary and Joseph to Egypt, so today over 40 million innocents have been "hunted down"
and slaughtered in the womb. This doesn't even take into consideration those
billions who never even made it to fertilization because of contraception. All because, in their own
selfish interests, they decided there was "no room in the inn" for a child.
No matter how much tinsel and garland, no matter how many presents are
wrapped, we cannot put on a facade and pretend that 40 million babies
not only never had the chance to celebrate Christmas, they never had
the possibility of even being born. Yet God created them, but man destroyed them.
What a pity that we don't know what the history might have been of those 40 million babies,
who were killed at the whim of their mothers since 1973 when death
warrants for one's child were made legal.
One-third of all babies are killed and the saddest part of all, is that
Catholics lead all major denominations in these killings. Are you
shocked? You should be. Catholics also lead in electing officials,
who are pro-abortion.The Catholic clergy, who are getting more liberal every day, WILL have
some kind of explaining to do, when they’re ready to meet their Maker.
50% of Catholics voted for Al Gore, who not only is pro-abortion,
but as president would, as Clinton did, veto the ban on partial-birth murders.
Until George W. Bush puts his hand on the bible and is sworn in, Gore won't go away.
I can only pray Gore will go away and never be president. It has nothing to do with
politics. It's just that I keep picturing these babies being killed while they're
being born and suffering excruciating pain.
Truly the patient is in dire shape.
But that is not the kind of Christmas message anyone wants to hear. And it
is this denial that makes Christmas so artificial in today's society. They fail
to realize the REAL Reason for the Season. They fail to understand why it is
The birth of Jesus Christ changed the world forever. Yet, in these modern times, man
has tried to change the world forever through subtraction of human life. It is sad, that we'll
never know, what might have been, had our country honored God's
will that “Thou Shalt Not Kill.” This is the same God Who sent His only
Son to die on the cross for our sins.
How many future great leaders and statesmen have we lost -- how many Jonas Salks,
or Thomas Edisons, or Babe Ruths, or how many Irving Berlins, and above
all -- how many Saints and people of good will, who could have changed
the course of our country?
We'll never know if the person, who had been sent by God, with the
knowledge for the cure of cancer and other dreaded diseases, has
not already been killed by his mother -- maybe 23 years ago, or
maybe today. How prophetic -- “Man Reaps What He Sows.”
I, for one, am tired of hearing “Why does God let this or
that happen?” Each of us have the answer to that. Turn inward, apply the Beatitudes, practice the Corporal
and Spiritual Works of Mercy and you'll discover the true meaning of
Christmas, the true meaning of life!
At this time of the year, as well as each and everyday of the year,
we must continue to remember the less fortunate. And the most less fortunate of all
are these babies who never had a chance. They were just in the way.
How this came to be is mind-boggling. Society has created Herods in all
who promote or condone the horrible holocaust of the womb. It's hard to
be joyful this time of the year when our soul is restless because innocent souls are
2000 years ago the Messiah was born in order for all human life to be saved. Yet I feel a
sense of guilt. Why
didn't I, why didn't the Church, why didn't our government, why didn't civilization see the warning signs and stop the cancer when it first started? I try to
think back to that time but it pains me too much. When I do look back, I try to think of
good memories and I have plenty. Christmas is a time of nostalgia to me and
not long ago, I was sitting in my favorite chair and looking out the
window, reflecting on my life and society in general.
I was watching the wind-blown trees, when all of my thoughts drifted
back to the days of old; back to the days, when the streams were clear and the air, you could
breathe, without any fear.
I remembered back to the days, when my wife and I first met. They
are the days I’ll never forget and when we were wed, it was forever, we said
-- back to the days of old. What nice memories they were, back to those days when we raised our
family, Frankie, and David and Laura Lee; back to the days when you could sit with your family and watch TV
and not be embarrassed by what you’d see; back to the days when children could pray in school, and sex out of
wedlock, was not considered cool.
Then I thought back to the days, when even the liberalist of Democrats didn't
ridicule people, when most people had faith in God and didn't say the Ten Commandments
were as outdated as the lightening rod. How could I forget the days when morality prevailed and to kill an
unborn baby, you would be jailed? Back in those days people took responsibility for their actions and, if they veered from the moral path, society was quick to remind them.
Oh, for the good ol' days!
But those days are gone and we can do nothing about the past. However, the greatest
present we can present to the Christ Child this Christmas is to recommit to uphold the
Sanctity of Life through our prayers, example and actions that one day our nation and her
morals will return to those good ol' days and, once again, be in harmony with God's Will for His people.
If we don't wrap this as our gift to Jesus, then the time will come when we will all be judged and God WILL say,
on behalf of His precious children who never had a chance to live and play:
"You chose satan over me -- you were pro-choice to KILL, so now, as to
Heaven -- your chances are NIL. Depart from Me!"
That kind of reality should temper the
false and hypocritical feelings of Christmas wishes extended by so many
who really don't mean it. How can they celebrate the Birth of Christ when,
through condoning, voting for, or exhibiting an amoral "let bygones be bygones" attittude, they practice the culture of death?
For the life of me I can't understand it and I have a feeling neither can God. To
those who seek temporal peace and good will to men, I ask you to fall on your
knees and seek true Peace in Christ. He's the ONLY WAY!
Therefore, my Christmas prescription for all is to take Three Persons in One God,
add a willing, immaculate tabernacle in the Blessed Virgin Mary to carry the Second Person in her womb for nine months and then call on the angels in the morning to shout "Glory to God in the
highest, and on earth peace among men of good will" (Luke 2: 14).