In Jewish mysticism, commonly known as Kabbalah, the belief is that when the Messiah comes there will be a new covenant based upon a second circumcision…the circumcision of our hearts. The meaning is clear.
What the Messianic era will usher in is a removal of the foreskin over humanity’s “hardened heart” as exhibited by our propensity to be aware of the suffering of fellow humans and remain silent in the face of such suffering.
If a Messianic era is at hand, it will surely be hastened by the depravity of Planned Parenthood and our silence in the face of it.
It is now impossible to claim innocence or ignorance of the barbarity and torture inflicted by the publicly funded killing machine known as Planned Parenthood. As if the first few videos released by The Center for Medical Research were not horrifying enough, the latest one, and the accompanying testimony of a former employee, goes beyond what a civilized society can justify.
Here is an excerpt from the former employee that accompanies the video:
“O’Donnell says, I am sitting here looking at this fetus and its heart is beating and I don’t know what to think.’” She said she didn’t know if the child was alive or dead but ‘it had a face. It wasn’t completely torn up. Its nose was very pronounced. It had eyelids and its mouth was pronounced.’”
“The medical technician said the child was so intact that they could ‘procure a lot from it. We’re going to procure a brain.’ The tech told O’Donnell they would need to go through the face. The medical tech took scissors and cut through the child’s lower jaw up through the mouth. O’Donnell was directed to cut the rest of the way through ‘the middle of the face.”
Who are we and what have we become?
There are stages to this decent into Hell. First, there is a society that legalizes killing of the unborn. Second, there is a business culture that seeks to profit off of that killing. Third, there is the revelation that inhumanity and torture are occurring followed by the absence of an immediate termination of the process with condemnation and prosecution of the specific entity guilty of these acts.
Instead, as with my neighbor who is Pro-Choice, many choose to turn a blind eye. A week ago, I forwarded to her a link to one of the Planned Parenthood undercover videos. I suggested she watch it beginning to end and then tell me she remains Pro-Choice. She agreed to do so. Yesterday, she told me that as of yet, she has been unable to make herself watch.
Like ISIS, evil unmasked does not disappear simply by turning a blind eye.
We have many issues to face and most of them are potentially disastrous. From the economy to the border to ISIS we are being challenged on every front. We are overwhelmed personally and doing our best to emotionally and financially survive day to day.
The economy will take time and creative effort to resolve. The border will take new leadership, time-consuming construction and technological oversight. ISIS will take national resolve and a global coalition. But Planned Parenthood? It will take no more than seven days of public outcry to stop the torture being committed daily within our borders. It will take no more than you and me calling, writing, marching and taking nothing less than full capitulation on the part of Congress to stop the public funds from flowing into this house of horrors and to shut them down. For a society that has come to love instant everything this should have great appeal.
As much as I would like to live in a world where the lion lays down with the lamb, we will not see such a day while our hearts are hardened. And, having learned from the lesson of Pharaoh’s total destruction because he continued to “harden his heart,” I prefer to heed the call before our Creator needs to intervene, attach blame and exact retribution.
Yesterday I listened to a Q&A between Hilary Clinton and a representative of Black Lives Matter. In answering his question about how we go about changing the system in which police persecute Blacks, her reply was, “Look, I don’t believe you change hearts,” Clinton said, arguing that the movement can’t change deep seated racism. “I believe you change laws, you change allocation of resources, you change the way systems operate. You’re not going to change every heart. You’re not.”
If we can’t change our hearts when we are face to face with torture or inhumanity or prejudice…then we are done. It is exactly the gift of Free Will which enables us to change our hearts when we choose to behave from our higher, and not lower, selves. If we think and act as if legislation can dictate and enforce morality, ethics and compassion then we have missed the purpose and meaning of life.
The purpose and meaning of live is to choose. When we choose poorly we get to choose again until we choose wisely. Free Will is an individual gift not a collective one. With it comes personal responsibility for its best and highest use.
In Judaism the concept of “tikkun olam” means to repair the world. We are here to heal the world by our thoughts, deeds and actions not make it more grotesque. There can be no question that the slaughter, torture and profiteering being perpetrated by Planned Parenthood are destruction at its worst.
We are here to heal the world. Let us begin now by eradicating the disease called Planned Parenthood.