I came across this thought-provoking blog on newadvent.org: “Not a Kid-person.” The author describers herself as “not a kid-person,” yet you would think she was with having five children. Seems like a contradictory statement, no? Think about it: if you said you were not a “people person,” does that mean you shy away from human contact? No, that simply means you’re not great with people, but that doesn’t excuse you from your obligation to interact with others. There are many things in life we don’t feel comfortable doing, but we have to out of obligation, responsibility, and plain ‘ol “doing the right thing.” If you’re not a celibate religious, getting married and having children is a vocational obligation. Marriage and family is the foundation for a civil, stable society. If our culture just did – or did not – do things because they simply “felt like it,” we’re doomed. Sadly, as this author points out, we’ve become just that.
It’s a short and worthwhile read.