While the abortion wars are not at the front lines of this election (yet), perhaps now is a good time to find common ground, as Obama would say. What is the common ground in the context of change? We are talking about real change here, not just a reshuffling of the same deck of cards. We want a new deck with faces that the other cards didn’t have; we want a new game where the stakes are not serious, where people don’t die because they are on the other side of the table. We want a game that is fun and not deadly. The old game is in the realm of the born. The old deck is the known, and we’ve just about worn the faces off these cards.
So what do we call the new deck? What is the name of the new game? We have to call it the unborn because it isn’t born yet. It has no name. That’s what real change is, the unknown and the unnamed.
Maybe that’s what the abortion wars on a deeper level have really been about—only it was a case of the misplaced unborn. The unborn fetus was a living metaphor for the unborn in us, the undiscovered country that is coming to be, a new world, a new life, an innocent original face. We all want to be born again.
Isn’t that what real change is about? Real change is about death into life and letting our known world dissolve into the new and unknown moment of what can be, of what must be born anew. The universe demands this death because God gets so bored with the same game and wants to have some fun.
And what is God’s game? He likes to play both sides against the middle, the common ground, and God always wins because death is on His side.
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This post was written by ed on June 25, 2008