20 Mar Compassionately Convicted! (Dan 9:9) by Fr. Jonathan
But Yours, O Lord, our God, are compassion and forgiveness! ~ Dan 9:9
Reflection: Is it possible to be absolutely convicted about the call to protect the unborn and yet to be compassionate towards those who uphold a right to aborting children? Yes! We can show compassion for our brothers and sisters because our love towards them does not mean an attitude of indifference to the tragic decision they may be promoting. We don’t agree with them but we love them as a person. I have always hoped that I could take a “pro-choice” person to lunch and listen to them share what they believe to be true. I would hope that the measure with which I measured out to them (a listening ear, respect for their dignity as a person, my love for them despite our differences) would be the means God might mysteriously use to influence their heart towards the truth. Of course this has to start close to home for all of us. Are we merciful, forgiving and generous to our spouses, children, brothers? This is the true measure of our identity as Men and Women who are All In Christ for Pro-Life! Lord, please help us to have the grace to be compassionately convicted.
Challenge: Support Tanzania Africa LIFE Runners in need of 300 “REMEMBER The Unborn” jerseys. Archbishop Ruzoka is a LIFE Runner and supports the chapter leaders.
* Register to run or walk 5K legs of the A-Cross America Relay for Pro-Life!
Pray to end abortion (Creed). Witness with “REMEMBER The Unborn” gear (Order). Give jerseys to Students and Missions ($10 once or monthly). Thank You!
Inspiration: “God’s mercy is so great that you may sooner drain the sea of its water, or deprive the sun of its light, or make space too narrow, than diminish the great mercy of God.“~ Charles Spurgeon
All In Christ,
* Fr. Jonathan St. André is a Franciscan Friar of the Third Order Regular (T.O.R.).
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