Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Saturday, February 24, 2018
From 40 Days For Life: DAY 11: Not a happy ending
Dear Deacon John,
We often share beautiful stories in these updates. But I'm not going to sugar coat this.
Not every story has a happy ending.
That's especially true on Saturdays – the busiest day of the week at many abortion businesses.
Good news often comes from 40 Days for Life vigils. But far too often, the volunteers see sadness and despair.
One volunteer in Milwaukee, Wisconsinrecounted what happened last Saturday at the vigil.
man came out looking sad and said, 'She already did it.'" Then a woman
left the abortion center "with eyes glazed over, not seeming to be fully
aware, but listening about going for follow-up help."
Other women left the building and just kept walking, not saying a word.
"The sadness on many of their faces is hard to forget," the volunteer said. They are hurting and in pain."
Yes, it's hard. But it needs to be done.
men and women coming to the clinic need to see your witness," said one
campaign leader, "to show them that there are people there to help them
on their journey. The decision of having an abortion isn't just one day but will be with them their whole life."
Keep praying ... and join them on the sidewalks!
There's good news from Dayton, where people have faithfully prayed at 40 Days for Life vigils twice a year for ten years now.
The abortion center was closed unexpectedly ... on a day of the week they're usually open.
"Workers came in but neither abortionist nor patients were present," said one of the vigil participants. "May this be a foretaste of things to come."
This volunteer thanked God that no lives were lost this day, and was thankful that "the women who are considering abortion have extra time to think about their babies and make the decision for life."
San Fernando Valley, California
"Cold" is a relative term. But when the temperature in the San Fernando Valley suddenly dropped 30 degrees, people noticed.
"By California standards," said Patti, the local coordinator, "it was really cold and windy."
that didn't stop volunteers from the Knights of Columbus and one of the
local churches from coming to pray outside the abortion center.
a car pulled up right next to them, it seemed a bit curious. But the
driver jumped out and smiled. "God bless you all for standing out here
in the cold!" she said. "I brought you all some hot coffee!"
Just what they needed on a cooler-than-normal evening!
beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called,
with all lowliness, and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one
another in love.
— Ephesians 4:1b-2
Heavenly Father, we are humbled that you have called us and appointed
us to be ambassadors of Christ in a world that is not our home. We pray
that your Holy Spirit will empower us to walk worthy of the calling. We
pray that Your unconditional love will flow through us to those who
desperately need Your saving grace.