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July 23, 2012

6 Incentives to Consider Natural Family Planning | Natural Family Planning

via 6 Incentives to Consider Natural Family Planning | Natural Family Planning.

Y’all might think we harangue you too much about this.  But consider this.

Our associate pastor, Fr. Mike Morgera, preached yesterday evening at the 5:00 pm Mass.  he pointed out the last paragraph of yesterday’s Gospel reading, which read:

When he disembarked and saw the vast crowd,
his heart was moved with pity for them,
for they were like sheep without a shepherd;
and he began to teach them many things.

Fr. Mike pointed out also that people need God.  No matter the act they put on, no matter the veneer with which they cover that need, ultimately, Man is restless until he rests…in God.

So what does this have to do with NFP?  I’ll tell ya. 🙂

What if you had a friend, who was in a relationship with someone…someone who lied through their teeth to your friend at every available moment.  and suppose you knew that this person really was the poseur that s/he was, and you could prove it.  What would you do?  Would you just leave your friend to wallow in this destructive relationship?>  or would you try to wake him/her up to the TRUTH, so that s/he could find true happiness?

It’s kind of like that with contraception and NFP.

My wife an I bought the lie for years.  We assumed that, because “everyone was doing it”, contracepting in our marriage would lead to happiness and freedom.

But we were wrong.

Contraception takes something beautiful, something that allows us to image see God in our maleness and femaleness, and reduces it to the level of ping pong and PlayStation.  Contraception actually does all the things that Pope Paul VI predicted in his encyclical Humanae Vitae (see section 17…the whole things is NOT about birth control!).

And most importantly:  Contraception strikes at the heart of marriage, and the core of the sacrament, the sign, that marriage is supposed to be: a sign of God’s total gift of Himself to all of us.  Our sexuality, our creation as male and female, images God.  It shows us the way to God.  It is, when properly lived out, a foretaste of heaven.

And yet, as Christopher West so aptly puts it, we so often choose to eat from the dumpster of lust-laden sexual encounters, instead of eating at the banquet of the free, faithful,  fruitful union of souls that God served up for us in the beginning.

So if we seem to be harping on this…it’s because, to quote Denzel Washington as Malcolm X (again),  “Ya been had! Ya been took! Ya been hoodwinked! Bamboozled! Led astray! Run amok!”

Wake up, y’all.  Wake up…

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