Charles Colson never ceases to amaze me with timely comments on events swirling around us. No wonder he worked for the President of the United States! In today's commentary he mentions the sad situation of children conceived through donor insemination who are now in their teens and wondering who their fathers are. In my mind what is most telling is that the lesbian couples and single women who chose to have children free from the confines of traditional marriage never considered the impact on the children who were brought into the world by this means, nor were they prepared for their anger and frustration once they figure out what is going on. Colson even mentions an alternative lifestyles company who markets T-shirts bearing the slogan "My Dad's Name is Donor."
All this is another reminder that there are serious far-reaching consequences when human beings rebel against the will of God. When we think we are smarter than he is and know better than he does what will work and make us happy. For all the problems that plague traditional marriage because of the flawed character of the human beings who marry one another, we are only beginning to see the spiritual, social and psychological trauma that will characterize the so-called enlightened alternatives. But what is supremely heart-breaking is that it is the children, who are caught up in this selfish madness through no fault of their own, who will bear the brunt of it. Jesus was not misleading men and women when he said that compared to the alternatives "his yoke is easy and his burden is light" (Matthew 11:30).