When going to the cross, Jesus tells the women who were weeping for him:
But turning to them Jesus said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. For behold, the days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren and the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’ Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us,’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’ For if they do these things when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?” (Luke 23:28-31 ESV)
Jesus tells the women that their children will say “Blessed are the barren and the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!”
Could it be that this is not merely a statement about the horrible conditions that will drive men to say it is better not to have children (That is, not just a time of famine/war, etc) but that there will actually come a time that the created order is so upended that those without children will be considered more blessed than those with children? That in those days when the wood is dry, the whole purpose of the family will be ignored, disregarded, and disparaged? That the day is coming when it will be considered a good idea for men and women to have sexual relations outside of marriage, in homosexual and heterosexual pairings, with every kind of debauchery and degradation considered merely a lifestyle choice? That in those dark days, the God-created and blessed institution of family will be seen as a hindrance to happiness instead of a the blessed estate God has made it? That, at some point in history, people will be so confused about the purpose of their bodies that they will think it is better for women not to have children, and will devise various and sundry devices and procedures to insure that such parenthood is delayed or stopped entirely, whether before or after conception? That at some point it will actually be argued that even if a baby is born alive, the mother has the right to make sure he dies? That humanity will be so confused about their own purpose that they will actually prefer that people be buried by the earth than to continue to propagate the species that was created by God as the crown of creation?
Nah. I’m sure it was all about the Romans destroying Jerusalem.