13 Mar Nobody Except God (Is 49:11-12) by Stephen Holinaty
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“I will cut a road through all my mountains, and make my highways level. See, some shall come from afar, others from the north and the west...” ~ Is 49:11-12 (full readings)
Stephen’s Reflections: When I finished my leg of the LIFE Runners A-Cross the Country Relay for Pro-Life in Pennsylvania, I was overcome with emotion. I smiled and realized, as Mother Teresa said, it was not about me and everybody else, this was between me and God. There was not an “official” start and mile markers, people cheering you on, etc. It was just me and God with my prayers on a cold but sunny winter morning. I texted two friends who urged me to follow through…I felt on top of the world. It all made sense to me. This was a race of honor. Yes I am hoping there will be pictures of a big ceremony at the finish in South Dakota that hopefully will get national exposure. But there will be people like myself who were part of the race that will never be known…just like the unborn baby who is lost to abortion. Nobody will ever know who he/she was or what he/she would have become…nobody except God. Note: After 40 days with 1,103 legs (~5K each) covering 4,089 miles for the A-Cross the Country Relay for Pro-Life, the Golden Gate Bridge arm and Brooklyn Bridge arm will unite at the St. Joseph Cathedral in Sioux Falls, SD at 1pm, Palm Sunday, Mar 24. www.LIFErunners.org/cross-country-relay
* Stephen Holinaty is from New Jersey. Him and his wife Soonie have three children (22, 12 and 6). He has taught ages 2 through high school and is currently the Assistant Director of Monmouth Day Care.
Faith Challenge: Sign up to participate in the A-Cross the Country Relay (legs can be backfilled until March 24) or pray for those who will/have run. Pray that the witness of hundreds of LIFE Runners across the country will have a powerful pro-life impact on our nation and that each and every LIFE Runner along the way will allow God to have a powerful spiritual impact on them.
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. Leander of Seville.
Faith Quote: “We too are called to withdraw at certain intervals into deeper silence and aloneness with God, together as a community as well as personally; to be alone with Him — not with our books, thoughts, and memories but completely stripped of everything — to dwell lovingly in His presence, silent, empty, expectant, and motionless. We cannot find God in noise or agitation.” ~ Mother Teresa
Through Christ our Lord,