"For know this, that in the last days, critical times hard to deal with will be here. For men will be lovers of themselves....having no natural affection."
- 1 Timothy 3:1-3
Today here in Louisville, a 20 year old woman was charged with the murder of her own baby. While visiting someone at the local women's prison this morning, she went into the restroom and gave birth to a full term little baby girl, who was perfectly healthy. She then stuffed toilet paper in the baby's mouth until she suffocated her to death. She dumped the baby in the garbage can and threw paper over her to try to hide what she had done. She was later arrested and is now being charged with murder.
My heart aches for that child. My heart aches for the millions of people out there who struggle to have a baby of their own, who endure the sometimes years of hormone therapies, shots, and countless disappointments all in hopes of creating a perfect little life. My heart aches for the millions of people who go through the emotional task of trying to adopt a child. My heart aches when I think of how many people could have loved that child. Mostly, my heart aches for this world and how disgusting the people in it have become.
A mother is supposed to love and cherish their child. A mother is supposed to put their child's safety above all else, even their own life.
Even animals instinctively care for their young. It's natural.
Is this what this world has come to?
More and more we hear of people who behave in a manner that is not even befitting an animal.
It's sick, satanic, and utterly appalling.
I suppose it's true, that so many in this world truly have "no natural affection." And I for one, hope that these are the last days of it.
I will remember that baby girl.