30 Mar End of Time (Is 42:6) by Kevin McNicholas
“I, the Lord, have called you for justice, I have grasped you by the hand; I formed you, and set you as a covenant for the people, a light for the nations.“ ~ Is 42:6 (full readings).
Kevin’s Reflections: God is speaking not only to Isaiah in this verse, this is also directed to you and I. God calls us to act with justice, to devote ourselves to what we know to be “the New and Everlasting Covenant,” and shine as a light to the nations. Our Faith in God tells us not to be afraid of what we see around us, and of other people’s actions. I think that setting aside fear allows us a greater ability to work for justice in the world, to promote the Culture of Life in a society that offers so many deaths for souls. Pornography. Impurity. Hatred. Anger. Unforgiveness. These damage people so deeply. Abortion stops a beating heart, this is a well known and scientifically proven fact. So many people live with such deep sorrow and pain as a result, always wondering who their child would have grown up to be. The devastating impact of abortion will not be known until the end of time. The miraculous impact that the pro-life movement has had will also not be known until the end of time. So many people seach for a reason not to go through with their abortion, we are called to witness the Gospel and give them that reason! The more I look at photos of our children when they were first born and as they have grown, the more similarities I see to the tiny faces and features of babies in the early stages of development in utero. Human beings inside and outside, God knows that and so do we.
* Kevin is a School Social Worker in Southern Illinois. He and his wife Laura have been blessed with two living miracles: a 2 1/2 year old daughter named Elliana (“the Lord Answers”) and an 11 month old son named Jeremiah (“God is Exalted”). They have been blessed during the 8 years of their marriage to travel to Catholic pilgrimage sites worldwide, as well as to serve their Parish and community..
Faith Challenge: Pray with our family today for an opportunity to offer your Lenten sacrifice as a prayer for one mother today, that whoever she is, wherever in the world, she feels the Real Presence and chooses Life!
Counter-Culture News: LifeSiteNews, LifeNews, American Family, Vatican, Project Rachel..
Our Prayers: Pray LIFE Runners Creed to End Abortion. Add Prayers. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, unceasingly. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.
Feast Day: St. Peter Regulatas
Faith Quote: “The Church has no fashions. Our Lord is always the same.” ~ Our Lady of Fatima
Through Christ our Lord,