I usually refrain from using this space except when I have quite a bit to say about a subject. But I have been ruminating some on the idea of a transcendent order, and so I'd like to do some public ruminating as well. So this will ramble some and I make no pretense towards a cogent thesis.
It started, as so many conversation these days do, with a Facebook comment exchange. The first instance caught me off guard. The post was about an elderly gentleman who gently approaches women approaching an abortion clinic. He does not moralize, condemn, or criticize. He simply talks to them about their situation and the decision they have to face. He believes that life is precious, and by all accounts he is genuinely concerned that these (usually young) women are about to make a decision that could haunt them forever. I was caught off guard that anyone would find this man problematic.