Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Need for Love

Thou movest us to delight in praising You; for You have formed us for Yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find rest in You. - St. Augustine, Confessions.
When we haven't found peace in God, we will search for it in the world.
When we haven't realized our need for true unending love found only in a relationship with the Trinitarian love of God, we will search for it in other humans or things. All others will fail us.

This is why young girls will form a pact to all get pregnant together - to attempt to fulfill their need for true love.
The girls who made the pregnancy pact—some of whom, according to Sullivan, reacted to the news that they were expecting with high fives and plans for baby showers—declined to be interviewed. So did their parents. But Amanda Ireland, who graduated from Gloucester High on June 8, thinks she knows why these girls wanted to get pregnant. Ireland, 18, gave birth her freshman year and says some of her now pregnant schoolmates regularly approached her in the hall, remarking how lucky she was to have a baby. "They're so excited to finally have someone to love them unconditionally," Ireland says. "I try to explain it's hard to feel loved when an infant is screaming to be fed at 3 a.m."
The one thing they got right is that having sex means you might help create a baby.

But, they forgot that sex outside the proper context is always wrong, for you and the babies who now have teenage single mothers.

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