Genesis 15:2 (first baby photo!)

22 Jun Genesis 15:2 (first baby photo!)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB).

“O Lord GOD, what good will your gifts be,
if I keep on being childless…”
Gen 15:2 (full readings)

Pat’s Reflections: Today’s image is an initial human cell (zygote)…someone’s first baby photo! While studying embryology last week at the Notre Dame Vita Institute, I was taken at how the zygote looks like the Eucharist. The cell’s surrounding corona radiata is like a monstrance (vessel for Eucharist). Much like the Eucharist (eternal life) doesn’t look like the Body of Christ, the zygote (life) doesn’t look like a person. Your zygote was formed in a moment…and was completely you (body/soul)!
* Check out the work of our awesome Creator: The Inner Life of a Cell. Coincidence?, I think not!  

Faith Challenge: If you can’t see God in the Eucharist, read John 6:26-69. If you can’t see your neighbor in the zygote, just wait a few weeks…

Counter-Culture News: LifeNews, Vatican, AFA, Priests for Life, Live Action

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. Thomas More “told the court that he could not go against his conscience and wished his judges that “we may yet hereafter in heaven merrily all meet together to everlasting salvation.” And on the scaffold, he told the crowd of spectators that he was dying as “the King’s good servant-but God’s first.” He was beheaded on July 6, 1535.”

Faith Quote: “This must be what a runner feels after completing a marathon, I thought. It must hurt all over, but the exhilaration of finishing the race makes all the pain worth it. That’s just how I feel!” ~ Abby Johnson (the day she resigned from Planned Parenthood)

Through Christ our Lord,
Phil 4:13

* Pray/Fast: Prayer connects us with God’s will & 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 (& family): Abortion reality (images)…#1 death cause (23% pregnancies). Prov 24:11 & 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 & re-evangelization of self, by way of prayer (relationship) and following Christ’s example of love (service/sacrifice/mercy). Matt 28:19.

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