05 Jun Light of Day (Tb 11:14) by Alice Chapman
“I can see you, son, the light of my eyes!” ~ Tb 11:14 (full readings)
Alice’s Reflections: For more than 40 years, our society has worn blinders, or, like Tobit in today’s first reading, scales on its eyes preventing it from seeing the true light of day. Pro-choice advocates have been unable or stubbornly unwilling to see the reality of a viable human life destroyed by abortion. This might have been partially understandable in the years preceding and immediately following Roe v. Wade, as ultrasound technology, scientific understanding of early development, and the ability to treat seemingly untreatable conditions, were all less developed then. It might have been easier to rationalize that a baby was nothing more than a “blob of tissue” or a “lost cause.” But with the explosion of scientific advancement in the past 2 decades, society can no longer remain blind to the fact that every child, from the moment of conception, is not a “potential life” but truly a unique and individual human and abortion is nothing more than a legally sanctioned means to end that life. The abortion industry, and make no mistake—it is a money making enterprise—would seek to keep the blinders on society, to prevent them from seeing abortion for what it truly is. It’s in their economic and political interest to do so. But slowly, steadily, the Pro-Life movement is having an impact. The blinders and scales are falling away, and the light of day is being revealed, one person at a time, until there will soon come a day when abortion is unthinkable.
* Alice is a public health officer in the U.S. Air Force and is stationed at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. She and her husband Glenn have a son, Thomas..
Faith Challenge: Be a visible witness in your community to help lift the blinders from others. Wear your Life Runners shirt for workouts or while running errands, engage with and lovingly share your pro-life message with those who ask you about it. Support organizations like Vitae Foundation who are helping to bring the light of day to abortion-minded communities.
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. Boniface of Mainz
Faith Quote: “Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.” ~ Desiderius Erasmus
Through Christ our Lord,