12 Jun Go That Extra Mile (Mt 5:41) by Dr. Rich Reich
Should anyone press you into service for one mile, go with him for two miles. ~ Mt 5:41
Reflection: Jesus instructs us, “And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.” Christ’s instruction deals with the Roman practice of commandeering civilians to carry the luggage or other burden of military personnel for, in this case, one mile. No one likes to be made to do someone else’s work. At the very least, we are apt to complain, argue, or simply refuse to be so used. But Jesus tells us to carry such a burden an extra mile. Pro-Lifers hope to convince the abortion vulnerable mother that carrying the pregnancy to term is the best choice for both the baby and the mother. This is true, but what about the mother after the pregnancy? The mother will need just as much support after the pregnancy as she did during the pregnancy. This is where Pro-Lifers are called by Jesus to go that extra mile. We need to support programs that take care of the mother and child after the pregnancy. Our job is not over when the baby is born.
Challenge: Support Pro-Life programs that help the mother and child before and after pregnancy.
*** On the course or in your neighborhood, walk or run the 5K legs of the A-Cross America Relay for Pro-Life! Register soonest to get your red “Freedom for All, Born and Unborn” Relay shirt before the July 4th kickoff events and your Relay medal before the August 11th finish line events.
PRAY to end abortion (Creed). JOIN ministry Friends team (once or monthly). WITNESS with “REMEMBER The Unborn” gear (Order). THANK YOU!
Inspiration: “At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be judged by “I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless, and you took me in.” ~ St. Mother Teresa
All In Christ,
* Dr. Rich Reich is a past LIFE Runners board member. Rich lives in Satellite Beach FL with his wife Erica. .
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