06 Sep Luke 6:9 (LIFE)
Posted on Monday 06 September, 2010
Then Jesus said to them, “I ask you, is it lawful to do good on the sabbath rather than to do evil, to save life rather than to destroy it?” Luke 6:9 (full readings)
Rich’s thoughts: My Knights of Columbus council provided information to parishioners about the dignity of life after every Mass one week during 40 Days for Life. We used 22-week old preborn baby models to educate people about human development. These models were provided to us by A Woman’s Answer (AWA) Medical Center, a crisis pregnancy center in Gainesville, Florida that provides women with choices that are healthy for them and their unborn child. On Monday, I visited the church office to pick up the baby models and return them to AWA. However, I was shocked to be told by a church staff member that she thought the unborn baby models were disgusting and that another staff member advised her to throw them in the dumpster. Months later, I still do not understand the actions of the church staff and the emotions that they must have been feeling to do such a thing. Lord, I pray that You will soften the hearts of those who wish to destroy life and/or provide women with the choice to do so. May we choose to save life rather than to destroy it. Amen.
Faith Challenge: How do I help others to understand the dignity of all human life from conception to natural death?
Our Prayers: Prayer to end abortion. Peters family (JP), Rich Reich (cousin Tom cancer), Pam McGushin (Terry Reszel cancer), Rich Reich Sr (Pat Coy heart attack), Karen Ryan Philpott (for newborn William Mucher with heart block)
Faith Quote: “Any country that accepts abortion, is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what it wants.” – Mother Teresa
Through Christ our Lord,