24 May Kylie’s Path to Life (Psalm 16:11) by Dr. Pat Castle
“You will show me the path to life.” ~ Psalms 16:11 (full readings)
Pat’s Reflections: A colleague recently shared her experience at Planned Parenthood in 2005. Her 23 yr old daughter had scheduled an abortion. A couple weeks before the scheduled abortion, the daughter asked her Mom if she would ever have an abortion…the Mom said no. A couple days before the scheduled abortion, the Mom gave her daughter the book, “I love you as much…”, which is about a mother telling her child how much she loves her. The Mom drove her daughter to the scheduled abortion but was surprised that she was not allowed to accompany her daughter during “the procedure”. After waiting for about an hour, the Mom went out to her car to escape the “dark and cold environment”. Soon afterwards, her daughter arrived to the car. After not being allowed to see the ultrasound, she decided to not abort her child. The daughter asked her Mom if she would help her. The Mom essentially said, “you can do this, and I will help.” Her Dad had paid for the abortion, and he was upset his daughter did not go through with it. Granddaughter Kylie does not know this story…and is “the most respectful” of my colleague’s seven grandchildren. Her daughter wrote this story in the back of the book “I love you as much…” and plans to share this path to Life with Kylie some day. What was your path to Life?
* Dr. Pat Castle is the co-founder of the LIFE Group Devotions and the coach/co-founder of the National LIFE Runners Team. Pat and Angi have two daughters and will soon (26 May) be living in Rapid City, SD. Full bio.
Faith Challenge: How much do you love your family, friends, and neighbors? Courageously show them the path to life.
Our Prayers: Prayer to end abortion, Spiritual Adoption, Alpha Center, Peters family (JP). Add Prayers on our website. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, LIFE Runners, etc. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.
Feast Day: St. David I of Scotland.
Faith Quote: “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.