Friday, March 16, 2007

Conversation Killer

Something that has always chilled me is the memory of discussing the sanctity of life with a coworker who was a dear friend of mine at the time. We were talking about abortion, and me, being the outspoken person I am, told her that abortion was nothing short of murder, and that helpless babies who couldn't defend themselves were being killed at the hands of their mothers who should instead be loving and protecting them.

She was silent for a moment before she said to me, "What if the person you are talking to has had an abortion?"

I've often wondered.


Adoro te Devote said...

Yeah, that's an awkward moment, but it doesn't change the truth.

Good reminder to all of us; tact is key, and sometimes we forget that the person on the recieving end of our opinions and expression of Truth might need a softer expression of it.

shirley said...

Well said, Adoro. It took me many years to learn how to speak softly while packing a big stick. However, I hope the lady benefited and I think this is a good reminder for us to pray today for those women who are considering abortion to choose life.

paramedicgirl said...

This conversation happened about thirteen years ago, and I still remember it clearly. It never affected our friendship, but it certainly left an impact on me. I guess I learned how to tread lightly that day in sensitive areas. And Shirley, I love your reference to packing a big stick!! :}