My Spring Reading List!

After the heavier reading of Lent, I thought I'd like to continue some inspirational spiritual reading through the Easter season as well. 

Here's my book list!

Private and Pithy lessons from Scripture - Mother Angelica
Little Book of Life Lessons - Mother Angelica
Three to Get Married - Fulton Sheen
The Little Oratory
Diary Sister Faustina
Getting Past Perfect - Kate Wicker
The Words We Pray - Amy Welborn
Perfectly Yourself - Matthew Kelly 
Crossing the Threshold of Hope - Pope John Paul II




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A good NFP vs. ABC analogy

Bonnie at Off the Top has another essay on NFP vs. artificial birth control (ABC). One of her commenters gave a very nice analogy demonstrating the difference. It is one of the best I have heard.
Off the top: Protestants rethinking contraception: inconsistency of thought: "Couple A claims to be hospitable. They point to the fact that they have a guest room. The room, however, is only made ready when guests are invited and expected and at that time and no other, the bed is made up with clean sheets, the floors are swept, the bathroom has clean towels etc. However the rest of the time, the room is left cold and accumulates dust, has old sheets and towels from the last person who visited, the cat sleeps in there... you get the picture. So when an unexpected guest arrives last minute, this is what they encounter.

Couple B claims to be hospitable as well, and has a guest room, however their guest room is ready with fresh sheets, towels, warmth, flowers on the table, etc at all times, for both the expected and the unexpected guest. Anyone dropping in would feel welcomed, would not feel like an inconvenience, would be cared for from the moment they arrived.

Is there not something evidently different here? While you can argue all you want that both couple A and B could have terrible underlying attitudes about an unexpected guest, couple B's actions are more congruent with people whose hearts are truly welcoming to the visitor -any visitor!

Knowing that no FP method is %100 reliable (and go figure...our culture actually believes we have the power and right to create or deny life), a woman whose chosen method of FP creates an environment in the womb that is life-compromising, and knows it, and continues to use this form, would seem to, by her actions, care more about other things than the safety and nurture of a child who might be conceived unexpectedly. A woman using NFP places the ultimate well-being of any child she bears, whether expected or unexpected, in"

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