’ Faith like a mustard seed …to move mountains ’ - the truth of the Incarnation that conveys the dignity of each human life is possibly one such mustard seed , which , like the plant , then can spread fast , taking root , in other areas of the person’s life .
The enemy , knowing this well , possibly directs its attacks , in subtle and overt formats against this truth - thus, we have Catholics like the Bill Gates, who could use their wealth, in accordance with Church truth and thus could have planted many a mustard plant and fields !
We also see how the enemy seed also produces the field of such plants ; thus , we have Japan , where now supposedly 90 % of women do not wnat to marry .
Contraception brings on the ’ user ’ ( prosituting ) mentality about women into the culture , as was well warned by The Church and in w writings by St.John Paul 11 etc , which with its selfish ways easily then serves to rob faith and all the good to come from same , leaving families and persons in bitterness and alienation .
Its effects in the lives and culture at large would yet be unfathomable for us but the varied illnesses ,eating disorders , cancers broken families, addictions, are all in many ways connected to the bad plant !
Treating children and each other with the respect they deserve is easier said than done, since many come from families with long , large , even mountainous baggages, related to such choices and over generations too !
Yet, we see that the mustard seed ,such as the Rosary devotion, when prayed with increasing trust and faith , is to counter such mountains !
’ Hail Mary , full of grace …’ - we get to join Angel Gabriel and the Holy Spirit who is The Author , to say those marvelous words to our Mother …and on behalf or rather with others in our lives and those in their lives, including those who went before, yet leaving the mountains … of tendency to be selfish , greedy, rebellion against the Church , idolatry of giving to creatures / things what belongs to God and so on …
Teens understand about relationships and how they have the choice to have one with the Lord and His household or with the enemy , who comes in various guises, but with the same intent - to steal, kill and destroy blessings of God - peace of mind, sense of dignity , health and relationships that bring persons , even whole family lines , closer to The Lord .
True, it would be difficlut for parents to have to swim against the torrent of the promiscous culture and even tougher for the kids ; thus need to cover the fields even early on , including for those who would be coming into the lives of the children. their families and so on !
’ Blessed are the Fruit of thy womb - Jesus ’ - powerful blessing , to undo the curse and enemy plants out there !
And may be, many parents are doing just that , which too might be a reason for the quoted numbers !