“Another great error of our age is ignoring the design of the procreative power itself. It’s true, of course, that even when spouses welcome children, there may be grave reasons to delay conception. But God has taken care of that already. So deeply has he wrought his purposes into us that a woman’s body not only bears fruit, but has seasons–spring, summer, fall, and winter, once every cycle of the moon–providing not only for bringing babies forth, but for spacing them. There is no need to thwart the design, to artificially block fertility during a naturally fertile time. One only has to wait for a few days. If that is too difficult for us, something is wrong” (J. Budziszewski in the Foreword to Open Embrace by Sam and Bethany Torode [Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2002], xvi).
Day: 15 May 2006
Roll on Over
If you come to my office in a few months, perhaps you will have to sit on a different type of chair. Apparently, some office workers are thinking of new ways to improve their health. One way is to replace the standard chair with a large, exercise ball as the thing to sit on all day. I am sure it helps. If anything, this chair keeps you awake.