"The point of re-running this article isn’t even to add to the NFP discussion, per se. It’s more meant to explore an aspect of being open to life: namely that being “open to life” means all life- not just the the possibility of new life. NFP certainly helps us connect reason to biology in the area of fertility, but it is, in and of itself, a neutral thing. It is not a virtue, nor is it a vice. The real virtue lies in learning how to trust God’s plan for our lives, and agreeing to participate in that plan."She says it so well. And that's just part of the intro to the real article.
The Chef used to answer the question, "How many kids are you going to have?" with the perfectly just answer, "None of your &*$% ing business." But he has since tempered justice with charity, and has crafted a more creative response, by responding with a question. "Do you know how many cars you will own in your lifetime?" We don't know the answer to either one of those questions.
But when it comes to the question of roller coaster or merry-go-round, we agree with Grandma.