Christ had a way of seeing the eternal in the most natural places. He was heavenly minded. He could look at a mustard seed and give a discourse on faith. He could look at a child and declare to men that the criteria to enter heaven for a grown man is to be like a child in faith. The value of children was not up to where he wanted it to be. He warned those that would turn a child from righteousness that they would be in a better position if they were tied to a big rock and thrown into the sea. Of the children, he said, "Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is of the kingdom of God." He was saying, "Children are welcome."
This message is needed today as much as it was then. We've gone through 40 years of a holocaust because the unborn are not recognized as having the unalienable right to life that is given to the rest of the people groups. We see major inconsistencies like extraordinary measures to save an unborn child in one room, yet in the next room a child of the same age is being dismembered. Now people are choosing to have "half-abortions." What's that? It is when there are twins and one child is selected to live and the other is injected with poison. According to the New York Times, there was one hospital where 38 out of 101 abortions were half-abortions. This is a dilemma that has come with new technology and no moral reference point.
I remember a speech that Mother Teresa gave about children. This is one of those messages you hear and you remember the important parts years later. She was not the modern type woman. She was a very short woman with a big heart. She had no children of her own, yet her work with orphans, the sick and dying in Calcutta, India made her a mother to many. She gave the speech before the highest officials of the land. The President was a pro-abortion President. She told about the tragedy of abortion and even the selfish nature of contraception. This was a national prayer breakfast, but the condition of America was such that I believe that if almost any other person had said the things she said there would have been jeering. She confronted the argument that the children being aborted were unwanted. She said, "Please don't kill the child. I want the child. Please give me the child. I am willing to accept any child who would be aborted, and to give that child to a married couple who will love the child, and be loved by the child. From our children's home in Calcutta alone, we have saved over 3,000 children from abortions. These children have brought such love and joy to their adopting parents, and have grown up so full of love and joy!"
Loving children will be the solution that will make a difference in the battle for the unborn. We must cultivate a love of children in our hearts individually and collectively. To you that have shown love to the most vulnerable in our society, you can know with certainty that you will hear words like these from the King of all kings: "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."
This movie, called "180," pleads that we learn from history.
I highly recommend it.