Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Common Sense Approach

(to the RH Bill)

The discussions on the RH Bill issue have so far attained national attention, as it concerns life, specifically the life of the unborn. Since it is one prime right, I guess it should. However we must put first things first. Many times the discussions drift towards over-population, lack of food and classrooms or other educational facilities, the poverty issues and others connected to above perspectives.

First of all, the basic rights of man are a non-negotiable element that cannot be excluded—namely, life, liberty and property. The table of life is not intended for control of the guests to life, but rather to increase the food for people to have enough to eat, plus other needed facilities. As a principle, we have to consider that things were made for man, not man to be subjugated to things. God’s guidance through His infallible word can direct us in the right way of acting.

Let’s remember that God can’t lie nor be mistaken. He had said it clear: “I tell you not to worry about your life: What are we to eat? or about your body: What are we to put on? For your life is more than food and the body more than clothing. Look at the crows: they neither sow nor reap: they have no storehouses and no barns; yet God feeds them. How much more important are you than the birds! Which of you for all his worrying can make himself a bit taller? And if you are not able to control such a little thing, why do you worry about the rest? Look at the wild flowers: they do not spin or weave; yet I tell you, even Solomon with all his wealth was not clothed as one of these. But if in the fields God so clothes the grass which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, people of little faith. As for you: do not set your heart on what you are to eat and drink; stop worrying. Let all the nations of the world run after these things; your Father knows that you need them. Seek rather the Kingdom and these things will be given to you as well” (Lk. 12: 22-31).

Even St. Teresa expresses her reasoning this way: “If God provided for us in the past and until now is providing for us, there is no reason to doubt that he will provide for us in the future.”

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