Thursday, September 27, 2012

What Do You Expect?

Image from The Conservative Papers

Momto8 wrote a great post on What do you Expect? New York's Nanny State is now offering birth control without parental consent to girls as young as 12. In related news, they have banned large soft drinks. Apparently, parents don't know what's best for their kids and consumers don't know what's best for their bodies.

The title is what caught my eye: What do you expect? I expect a lot. I've often been disappointed, as I'm sure, you have. It's not that people have to do what I want. It's that there is a standard of interaction and communication, civility  and respect that is often missing. People grab for what they want, with little concern that they could attend to their perceived need or want and still be mature, gracious.

The ends too often justify the means and the result is lost opportunity, thwarted ministries,  family relationships damaged and severed. At times beyond repair. We live in a narcissistic age of self and self gratification. I don't espouse the good old days, but I do miss a culture that believed in something bigger than itself. A culture that reveled in hard work and a job well done. A culture that sought God and was willing to be radical to follow Him. I miss it. I don't know if it ever existed on this earth, but I miss it.

Parental rights are fundamental. Actually, it's more basic than that. God has an established order. Grandparents, boyfriends, schools, the state, who want to thwart that order, bring destruction on their own head, and sadly, take others with them.

1 comment:

Mary said...

Sigh. I hear you.