Now the serpent was more subtle than any of the beasts of the earth which the Lord God made. And he said to the woman: Why hath God commanded you, that you should not eat of every tree of paradise?2And the woman answered him, saying: Of the fruit of the trees that are in paradise we do eat: 3But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of paradise, God hath commanded us that we should not eat; and that we should not touch it, lest perhaps we die. 4And the serpent said to the woman: No, you shall not die the death. 5For God doth know that in what day soever you shall eat thereof, your eyes shall be opened: and you shall be as Gods, knowing good and evil. 6And the woman saw that the tree was good to eat, and fair to the eyes, and delightful to behold: and she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave to her husband who did eat. 7And the eyes of them both were opened: and when they perceived themselves to be naked, they sewed together fig leaves, and made themselves aprons.
Why would Eve allow her self to be sucked into a conversation with a snake? We all know why the serpent was there, to attempt to separate Adam and Eve from God. But, why didn’t Eve ask this Serpent about his authority on the subject? Why didn’t she ask, ‘Did you create this garden? Did you create my husband? Did you create me?’ Talk to the hand mister…
Of course we know all know how it turns out, one dysfunctional family after another. Thank You Father for sending your Son to redeem our brokenness.
I have been processing this whole HHS mandate ordeal, and I just could not shake the familiarity of the whole thing. Now, of course, all of us women recognize that this administration seeks to divide this country. We are very intuitive creatures; God made us this way. It is part of our intelligent make up to question what is presented to us, even if it is on a silver platter and free. This mandate’s purpose is blatant, this administration doesn’t even hold back in concealing it. The President smugly presents it. It is so obvious. It is their modus operandi. Are we going to take this administration at it’s mandate or are we going to put down our defensiveness and ask, “Waite a minute, are you trying to divide me against my faith? Are you trying to divide me against my Constitution, my first amendment rights, my country? Are you trying to separate me from my employment, and employer? Are you trying to divide me against my sisters and mother? Are you trying divide women against each other?”
Call me silly, but I trust my faith, and first amendment rights over any mandate. Through the Grace of God, I can be faithful to something greater than my empty ambitions. So I will cling to:
Ephesians 10:14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth…
Secularism says, “Did the Church really say you’re not equal to a man? Here is the cure honey, to make you equal, it’s a wonderful thing we call contraception!” Waite a minute, are you implying that I am not equal to a man, are you saying I am only equal if I sterilize my self first? Am I unclean? Secularism, do you seek to “cure” my fertility? Or maybe you seek to demean me, make me feel that I am unequal, then change my biological make up to suit your demands of me.
Women should demand from the Church, “What is the reason for your instruction against contraception?”. Women really want to know the truth. What? You have never heard of Theology of the Body? Read the book, listen to the CDs, go to Youtube, do whatever it takes! And get ready to live! Learn how your body works, don’t rely on secularism and it’s wide and easy road to freedom. It’s the truth that sets you free.
Women know, as difficult as Church teaching is, it is rooted in love. We know this mandate is not. We women know when we are being used for political division. We can see it coming a mile away. So, Ms. Sebelius and Mr. President, talk to the hand!