That is what I call it when I hear someone state a falsehood, and something in me rises up against it. I have such a long way to go to learn to immediately respond with inner graciousness. How many times have I myself ignorantly uttered things that were not based on the truth? The lie is the enemy, not those who believe the lie! Certainly not those who have simply never been challenged to think something through!
Someone was telling me a story about a woman who received the prenatal diagnosis that her daughter would be a vegetable, and that she should just abort “it.” Instead of aborting her baby, this woman had close friends come and touch her belly and pray over her baby for healing. They did this many times during the rest of her pregnancy. When the little girl was born, she was “perfect.” The climax of the story was how tragic it would have been for this “perfect” little girl to have been aborted.
I felt my claws come out. And I hope I came across as more calm than I felt. I stated that it is no more of a tragedy for a “perfect” child to be aborted than an “imperfect” one. They are of equal value in the eyes of God.
Yet another lesson lies before me.