04 Oct Not Debatable (Lk 10:2) by Dr. Pat Castle
Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors.
“The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few…” ~ Lk 10:2 (full readings)
Pat’s Reflections: We are the few laborers, and the harvest is abundant. We have labored in planting seeds of Truth, God caused growth, and now it is harvest time (1 Cor 3:6). We harvest the fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Gal 5:22-23). When we face a culture that debates the sanctity of Life, these harvest fruits keep us strong to hold the line and vote Pro-Life…because the sanctity of Life is not debatable. Amen.
* Dr. Pat Castle is the co-founder and president of the LIFE Group Devotions and the National LIFE Runners Team (full bio). Pat and Angi have two daughters and live in Rapid City, SD.
Faith Challenge: Life-saving teamwork! Before campaign ends 14 Oct, our National LIFE Runners Team needs your help to make $50K goal for St. Louis ThriVe mobile medical center (sponsor), St. Louis Good Shepherd for families (sponsor), and Sioux Falls Alpha Center mobile medical center (sponsor). Join LIFE Runners for these exciting events: St. Louis (21 Oct 2012), March for Life 5K (25 Jan 2013), A-Cross the Country Relay (13 Feb to 24 Mar 2013), and Crazy Horse (6 Oct 2013).
Counter-Culture News: LifeSiteNews, LifeNews, American Family, Vatican, Project Rachel.
Our Prayers: Prayer to end abortion. LIFE Runners Creed. Add Prayers. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, etc. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.
Feast Day: St. Francis of Assisi.
Faith Quote: “You need to think and pray very carefully about your vote, because a vote for a candidate who promotes actions or behaviors that are intrinsically evil and gravely sinful makes you morally complicit and places the eternal salvation of your own soul in serious jeopardy.” ~ Bishop Thomas Paprocki (National LIFE Runners Team Chaplain)
Through Christ our Lord,
* Pray/Fast: Prayer connects us with God’s will and 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 (and families): Abortion (images) is #1 death cause (22% pregnancies). Prov 24:11 and 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 and re-evangelization of self, by way of prayer (relationship) and following Christ’s example of love (service/sacrifice/mercy). Matt 28:19.