One of the principal reasons that made the infidels so incredulous
towards the mystery of the Incarnate Word is that they could not persuade
themselves that God had as much love for the human as Christians claimed.
Celsus, in his writing against the Gospels, to which the learned Origen
strongly answered, mocks Christians who dared to presume that God himself
descended from heaven to come to their aid. They found it undignified for God
to have such a special care for human things; and it is for this reason that
the Holy Scriptures, in order to establish in hearts the belief in such a great
mystery, never ceases to publish the goodness of God and his love for men. It
is also what compelled the apostle John to confess in these terms the faith of
redemption: “For us, we believe, he said, in the charity that God had for men.”
What a beautiful profession of faith, and conceived in such a singular way, but
absolutely necessary in order to uproot incredulity.
People know that abortion is happening, but they also realize that if they look at it too closely, they will not be able to live at peace with themselves unless they try to stop it. At the same time, they know that if they try to stop it there will be a price to pay. They may lose friends or face other kinds of opposition. They don’t want to make the sacrifice necessary to confront injustice. What, then, is their solution to this dilemma? Ignore the problem altogether. Denial protects them from the pain of the situation.