2 Tim 1:1-8 (Go Out!) by Brian Westbrook

26 Jan 2 Tim 1:1-8 (Go Out!) by Brian Westbrook

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Guest Authors schedule. LIFE Minute radio.

“So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord, nor of me, a prisoner for his sake; but bear your share of hardship for the Gospel with the strength that comes from God.”2 Tim 1:1-8 (full readings)

Brian’s Reflections: As I grow in my faith and grow stronger in my pro-life convictions, I see two major stumbling blocks in our world today; ignorance and apathy.  Many are ashamed of their Christian faith, but even worse they will ignore those who are in the greatest need right near them.  I am not immune to these tendencies to hide behind our jobs, our family life, our hobbies or anything that disconnects us from God.  All too often we go about our day without praising God for his amazing grace and acting in a state of humility.  But through Jesus Christ we can find forgiveness.  Jesus paid the ultimate price and bore the ultimate hardship by dying on the cross for our sins.  What then are you doing in your daily life to endure the hardships and break the bonds of ignorance and apathy?  Are you happy to keep the abortion issue in the political system, or are you ready to speak up for the pre-born children who will die today?  Abortions do not happen in the halls of congress, they happen right here in our community, so we should go out to where the abortions happen to bring the peace and love of Christ to a place of death and despair.
* Brian Westbrook serves as the Executive Director of the Coalition for Life St. Louis and host for the local 40 Days for Life campaign.  Brian and his wife Marisa and two children Ethan & Eva live in St. Louis.  www.coalitionforlifestl.com.

Faith Challenge: Go out to where the abortions happen to bring the peace and love of Christ to a place of death and despair.

Counter-Culture News:LSN, LifeNews, Priests for Life,Vatican, Project Rachel.
* Joined my LIFE Runners teammates for the March for Life events: photos/captions.

Our Prayers:Prayer to end abortion. LIFE Runners Creed. Add Prayers. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, etc. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.

Faith Quote: “Be as St. Gianna when defending the unborn. Be willing to give your own life for that of a child.” ~ Archbishop Carlson

Through Christ our Lord,

* Pray/Fast: Prayer connects us with God’s will & His miracles, changing us & helping others. Fast from things that take your eyes off Jesus. Those who pray together stay together, and close to God!
* Save Unborn (& family): Abortion reality (images)…#1 death cause (22% pregnancies). Prov 24:11 & Jer 1:5. “A great poverty that a child must die that you might live as you wish.” Mother Teresa.
* Evangelize: Make room for unbelievers & re-evangelization of self, by way of prayer (relationship) and following Christ’s example of love (service/sacrifice/mercy). Mt 28:19.

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