20 Oct Grace Overflows (Rom 5:20) by Peggy Bowes
“The law entered in so that transgression might increase but, where sin increased, grace overflowed all the more…” ~ Rom 5:20 (full readings)
Peggy’s Reflections: I think that anyone who has ever spent time praying in front of an abortion clinic understands the phrase, “… where sin increased, grace overflowed all the more.” I’ll never forget the first time I prayed a Rosary in front of Planned Parenthood. I had to stop mid-way through the decade I was leading because I was weeping uncontrollably. The sidewalk counselor hugged me and told me that almost everyone cries the first time. She went on to say that our tears help strengthen the resolve of those who are seasoned pro-life prayer warriors. There is so much sorrow in the abortion industry, but there is also an overflowing of grace when we take the time to peacefully protest. Our presence and our prayers do not go unnoticed by heaven.
* Peggy Bowes is the author of The Rosary Workout and co-author of Tending the Temple and Truth for Teens. She is a former Air Force pilot and devoted wife and mother of two teens. Visit www.rosaryworkout.com..
Faith Challenge: Collect all your loose change this month and donate the money to your local pregnancy center.
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Feast Day: St. Paul of the Cross
Faith Quote: “Every child who, rather than being born, is condemned unjustly to being aborted, bears the face of Jesus Christ, bears the face of the Lord, who even before he was born, and then just after birth, experienced the world’s rejection.” ~ Pope Francis
Through Christ our Lord,