02 Jun Matt 28:20 (Quality of Life) by Jason Peters
“And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” Matt 28:20 (full readings)
Jason’s Reflections: Regarding “Quality of Life”, I have found a wide range of definitions with those considering abortion and in dealing with the health issues of our 11 yr old son, JP. We have heard the phrase “Quality of Life” thrown around a lot recently. The problem is that often times the worldly view of a quality life is far removed from what we as Christians believe truly gives meaning and blessings to our life. We have been asked by our health care team to consider a “Do Not Resuscitate” order, or to be less “aggressive” with JP’s treatment. Although JP has struggled and felt very sick throughout most of the last three years, we have made incredible memories as a family. A year ago we did a Make-a-Wish trip to Disney World. Last fall we shared an incredible couple of days of fishing. At Thanksgiving, JP made his First Communion. Last week JP was able to get to the local zoo for a day with his friends and interact with some of the animals. When JP received a Bible for Easter, it stayed in the hospital bed with him. To others JP’s life appears to be a struggle. For our family, his life forces us to count our blessings no matter how small and to realize that Jesus is with us always.
* Jason Peters (LIFE Runner) is married to Deanna, and they have three children. Jason is the President of JMJ Caseworks in Sioux Falls, SD.
Faith Challenge: How do we measure our “Quality of Life”? Remember today the blessings in your life…and where they truly come from.
Our Prayers: Prayer to end abortion, Spiritual Adoption, Alpha Center, Peters family (JP). Add Prayers on our website. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, LIFE Runners, etc. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now. >
Feast Day: St. Marcellinus and St. Peter.
Faith Quote: The Lord replied, “the times when you have seen only one set of footprints is when I carried you.” ~ Footprints in the Sand
Through Christ Our Lord,
* Pray/Fast: Prayer connects us with God’s will & 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 (& family): Abortion reality (images)…#1 death cause (23% pregnancies). Prov 24:11 & 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 & re-evangelization of self, by way of prayer (relationship) and following Christ’s example of love (service/sacrifice/mercy). Matt 28:19.