Love amidst Terror

The world is going deranged by the islamic terror attacks. It’s confusing to understand ISIS, ISIL, Boko Haram, the Syrian genocide, the American politics in the Islamization, the role of gulf and oil issue, the terror strike in Boston, Paris, Belgium and in Pakistan. There seems to be a draconian erupt of violence that seems to make a noon day into a night of hopelessness and despair. Nobody is safe and nowhere is secure. The evil that has been unleashed seems to drown humanity into a madness. But even this Tsunami of evil could not overcome the powerful effect of the most vulnerable, unseen, unheard, almost invisible tiny person who proclaimed the message of Hope and Love in the middle of, exactly in the middle of the deafening screams of bomb blasts and maddening shouts of cry for help. The life most unseen shouts to deaf ears of human insanity. The terrorists who plotted the bomb blasts in Brussels were put to shame by an not even born, 16 week old fragile child who proved love is stronger than death, leave alone hate. When no news media or world politicians could give hope, console the suffering, heal the wounds, build the faith, instil courage to fight hate against love, this fragile person mostly considered unimportant by the world makes a difference by doing nothing but simply by being, by one’s own presence. As simple as that.

It must have been a disaster for the schematics who planned Brussels because Sneha doesn’t remember any part of the blast that can induce hate, anger, revenge, fear or despair but only the message of love that was proclaimed by her child and not even the death of 30 people and 300 injured could lessen the effect of this unborn person’s voice of hope. There’s no powerful love than that of a mother yet in this case we could say there’s no unconditional love than that of an unborn child who made the mother realize her own self.

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“No greater love than this, to lay one’s own life to one’s friends”-  John 15:13 this is an undervalued statement. But in this throwaway culture where babies are burden to parents, having children is unfashionable, Euthanasia means cost effective and suicide is more than acceptable; where 191 countries out of 194 allow abortion for the sake of saving a mother’s life, where rules are laid for allowing zygotes to implant in uterus only if they pass PGD test, where tiny humans are frozen in vials not allowed to be grown to live life and attain happiness, where so called unfit embryos are thrashed, thawed or their ovaries used in IVF clinics to create and fashion new humans and play around mixing mice to humans and humans to mice, where mothers are not allowed to love babies with down syndrome, where intelligent quotient matters more than spiritual quotient the meaning of love and laying one’s life is lost.

But it was only when Sneha realizes her own life is in danger, she forgets about herself and thinks about another person in her. This ability to think about someone else other than yourself while your own life is in the brink of death is what is called “LOVE”. This ability to forget self and be obsessed for the good of the other is called LOVE. This capacity to overlook one’s own needs and desires and to live and give for the other is called “LOVE”. And this LOVE was kindled in her by this tiny, insignificant, almost invisible 16 week old pre born baby.

Edith Stein says “A Woman is destined to be a Mother“. And the world is facing a crisis of Motherhood not crisis pregnancy.  Woman have lost the meaning of their innate vocation i.e; their nature to be a mother irrespective of marriage or pregnancy. The nature to nurture, love and give one’s life for another, the tendency to be lost for another for the sake of another. Rather it’s all about oneself now. No more motherhood, running around changing diapers, no more giving up higher studies for sake of building strong men and women who will bear witness for life, no more cooking and cleaning. The tumor of false feminist ideas that push women to be like men stealing not just femininity from women but even motherhood has resulted in the world’s largest ever witnessed genocide- Abortion. But all this is thrust down by the 16 week unborn baby who makes Sneha realize her true identity. All of a sudden the internet goes crazy by this woman’s realization of Motherhood. This is the power of life.

Let every woman be reminded of her greatness while she does the dishes, hides in the hustle bustle of creating masterpieces co operating with the Creator, while cooking or cleaning, making bed and waiting on children that all her not so celebrated sacrifices, not so advertized achievements sanctifies the world torn apart by indifference and selfishness.

Note:  This is a tribute to my mother who is a housewife and who thought she never achieved anything,  to M’s wife Col who stayed home to bring up four children in faith in the world’s most radical feminist society giving up her career in Nursing, to Nic who wants to be a stay at home mom, to my friend juan who takes pride in being a full time mother running around feeding the kid after obtaining a Master’s in Social Work, to St.Zelie Martin the saintly mother and too all the unborn babies aborted daily and thrown into trash.

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