Last Saturday week, Steve spoke at mass about WYD. I wrote about it here.
Today we got a letter from a lady that was visiting our parish that night.
The letter was positive about nfp and our use of it but the lady was concerned that in calling contraception evil, Steve was putting a burden onto vulnerable and less fortunate people that have chosen to/been advised to use contraception for their own or families well being.
I just think that this is very sad. Never would it be in a families interest for a couple to contracept. Contraception is evil. It divides a couple rather than unites them. It makes the act of marriage about me and what I can get out of this rather than about us and what gift we can give to each other.
Telling people the truth is not burdensome. It is in hearing the truth that people are able to make informed decisions and choose what is right. Without the truth, many people are hurting themselves without realizing what it is that is hurting them.
Please pray for all people that think contraception is in their/their families interest. Contraception hurts everyone.