About Jacob

Jacob, Writer and Editor
I've been good friends with Aubry for a few years now, and so when she told me she was starting this blog, and wanted me to be a part of it, I accepted . However, the circumstances leading up to the acceptance are the real story here. I've been a Christian all my life, and I've always believed abortion was wrong, but I never really felt the need to do anything about it. In fact, I didn't even really believe I was in a position to do anything about it. I knew abortion was an issue, but I didn't know how much of an issue. Then Aubry, who I am in a band with, wrote a song about abortion. It kicked off a debate between Aubry, who thought we should play the song for our youth group at church, and the other two key band members, one of which was me. I and the other band member loved the song itself, but we argued that it wasn't our place to play this, that no one would listen, that we weren't the right people to be doing this. However, during the whole debate I felt a little uneasy about my arguments. They were seriously flawed, but I refused to recognize it. I questioned myself about those arguments from that day on, but refused to give in and admit that Aubry was right. She, after some urging and some time, sent a draft of the song to our youth pastor, who loved it. Then, I had to admit I was wrong. The truth is, if we keep telling ourselves that we can't, we won't. If we convince ourselves it isn't our place to do something, we won't do anything. We can be our own worst enemy, our own road block. There is a flipside though: If we tell ourselves we can, and we pray and recognize the truth, we can, God-willing. We can be our own road block, but we can also, with God's help, be our own motor. And that is really the moral of my story.
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