By Father George Rutler
In Through the Looking Glass, Humpty Dumpty boasts: “When I
use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor
less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words means
so many different things.” “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which
is to be master — that's all.”
When the State tries to be master over nature, behavior becomes
disordered. The results of the disastrous legalization of the
destruction of unborn children prove that, and now it is happening again
in attempts to “redefine” marriage. So far, eleven countries have done
it, as well as nine of our own states, along with the nation’s capital.
Hundreds of thousands have publicly protested the attempt of France’s
Socialist president to play “master.” It should be obvious to all
except the dense and the willfully ignorant, that the next step will be
to attack the Church through civil penalties for refusing to accept the
authority of the State to invert the natural order, of which the State
is only a steward.
At the wedding in Cana, Christ's mother said, “Whatever my son
says to do, do it.” We are free not to do what he says, and to play
Humpty Dumpty with nature, but when the social order has a great fall,
all the politicians will not be able to put it back together again.