Saturday, March 19, 2011

Holding to Her Convictions...With Love

Keep your eyes open, hold tight to your convictions, give it all you've got, be resolute, and love without stopping.
~ 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

It’s been quite a week for the two heads of the Pitts family. Earlier this week we got into a deep, and sometimes heated, discussion about abortion with friends and family on facebook. Now before you say what a silly forum to discuss this hot topic, I get it. But hey, it happened and so we all kind of just rolled with it.

The one person sharing an opposing point of view is a very smart person—book smart, life smart, history smart. A very smart person. So smart that their answers were long drawn out dissertations that in the academic field probably would drip of pour gold to the intellectual mind. To this little Catholic still finding his place in this world—they were mind numbing.

What I concluded from their argument was that sometimes people can let their heads get in the way of their hearts—and in fairness vice versa. Yet, aside from the whirlwind of words from this person I learned something great about my wife—her strength to hold on to her convictions.

In my wife’s last reply she laid out her argument as to why she believes abortion to be morally wrong. Using the Catechism of the Catholic Church, she was able to structure her argument with love but with a strong resolution to her unwavering beliefs in the teachings of the church. To my eyes, she had laid out a very strong thesis for why all abortions are wrong.

There is no doubt in my mind that she added another jewel to her crown in heaven. I know that it was the Holy Spirit inside of her that enabled such a beautiful account of her beliefs to such a very divisive topic. Like Jesus, she shared this not in hate or anger but in love.

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