Being the random thoughts of a middle aged overeducated physician, father, and citizen. James M. Small MD PhD. Send me a reply to jmsmall @ mycap.org.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

This is advice given to a young woman who felt too ashamed to come back to faith; she had become a prostitute, and her uncle found her and came to bring her home.

“It is not new to fall; what is wrong is to lie down when you have fallen. Remember where you stood before you fell. The devil once mocked you, but now he will know that you can rise stronger than before….Do not draw back from the mercy of God.”

What is amazing about this timeless quote is that it happened fifteen hundred years ago. It is the story of St. Mary of Edessa.

Minor surgery 

"Minor surgery is surgery done on somebody else."

--J. Small

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Powerful quote on Abortion. 

"A woman does not choose abortion as she would choose a Porsche or an ice cream cone, but as an animal caught in a trap chooses to gnaw its own leg off."

Matthewes-Green, Frederica. Real Choices: Listening to Women;
Looking for Abortion Alternatives, Conciliar Press, July 1997.

Another idea: A single woman with an unwanted pregnancy is in pain. She faces the following alternatives:
1. Have an abortion. She will likely never forget the day.
2. Give up the baby for adoption. She will look at every child she sees from then on and will wonder.
3. Keep the child and likely be economically marginalized, in poverty for life.

What a "choice" modern women have! And modern men unfortunately are happy to shove this choice on her.

Like an eagle... 

Psalm 103 2,5

Praise the Lord, o my soul, and forget not all his benefits...
who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the Eagle's!

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