"You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor[a] and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,[b] 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet your brethren[c] only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors[d] do so? 48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect."
Last night, Cahnman's Musings was on the ground at the Texas State Capitol. We arrived at 5:45 pm and left shortly before 1 am. We were right outside the Texas Senate chamber when the closing events took place.
One observation stands out: heartbreaking spiritual deception.
The pro-life movement does a disservice to ourselves if we portray last night's mob as mind-numbed robots; they weren't. That mob was thousands of individuals acting together out of their own free will. And that's much, much worse.
The root cause of last night's activities was spiritual deception over sex. Regular readers know this is a topic we've discussed extensively. In March 2012, we outlined the problem. Last November, we identified a solution. As we wrote:
Free stuff is the symptom, promiscuity is the disease. People voted to maintain their sex lives.Substitute 'abortion' for 'free stuff' and 'showed up at the Capitol' for 'voted' and you've got a fitting description of last night's crowd.
And that's heartbreaking.
There's only one solution, and that's prayer. A critical mass of (mostly, but not exclusively, younger) Texans believe the United States Constitution endows them with a right to consequence free sex. They've bought the lie of 'sexual freedom' hook, line, and sinker. And that's tragic. But last night's events were a political manifestation of a spiritual problem, and it requires a spiritual solution.