07 Dec “Why I’m Pro-Life” (Is 29:23) by Paige Castle (12)
Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors.
“When his children see the work of My hands…they shall keep my name holy; they shall reverence the Holy One of Jacob, and be in awe of the God of Israel.” ~ Isaiah 29:23 (full readings)
Paige’s Reflections: I am Pro-Life because well my parents didn’t abort me and because babies are innocent. God created us to be born into this world. I am Pro-Life because of education from my family, LIFE Runners teammates, and many other awesome Pro-Life activists I met like Nellie Gray, Dr. Alveda King, Anne Carmichael, Abby Johnson, Leslee Unruh, Bridget VanMeans, Stacey Wollman. I thank them all. The 2012 March for Life (21-23 Jan) had a huge Pro-Life impact on me because I got to sacrifice for the Unborn (photos). When we were taking off for DC, my Dad said, “Here we go, are you ready?” I said, “yes!” First we toured the Holocaust Museum, which made me feel sick, sad and very unsteady. I had to lean on my Dad. I thought, wow, this is exactly what is happening with abortion. That night, March for Life founder Nellie Gray and my Dad spoke at the Law of Life Summit at the National Press Club (today’s photo). The next day we went to a park across from the White House, and my Dad spoke at the rally with Gov Huckabee. That night we went to the Basilica Mass, sat on the floor, and saw hundreds of priests, bishops and cardinals march to the altar for Life. The next day we marched in the cold, wind, and rain. I was miserable but told myself to think of all the babies being killed right at that moment. STOP AND THINK! We marched with a banner of Mary pregnant with Jesus, and I felt like I was marching in heaven with those thousands of marching Pro-Life Christians. I thank God soooooo much that I went to the March for Life with my Dad.
* Paige Castle is a 7th grader at St. Thomas More in Rapid City, SD. She is a LIFE Runner and Pro-Life activist. Her parents are Pat and Angi Castle.
Faith Challenge: Join me on the National LIFE Runners Team for the March for Life 5K Run/Walk with Kids 1K (26 Jan), A-Cross the Country Relay for Pro-Life (13 Feb-24 Mar), and the Crazy Horse 1K/5K/half/full Marathon (5-6 Oct). All In Christ for Pro-Life! Sign up at LIFErunners.org.
Counter-Culture News: LifeSiteNews, LifeNews, American Family, Vatican, Project Rachel.
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.
Feast Day: St. Ambrose.
Faith Quote: “Think of all the babies being killed right at this moment. STOP AND THINK! God created us to be born.” ~ Paige Castle
Through Christ our Lord,
* Pray/Fast: Prayer connects us with God’s will and 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 (and families): Abortion (images) is #1 death cause (22% pregnancies). Prov 24:11 and 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 and re-evangelization of self, by way of prayer (relationship) and following Christ’s example of love (service/sacrifice/mercy). Matt 28:19.