07 Nov Perception Becomes Reality (Phil 3:17) by Scott Casmer
“Join with others in being imitators of me, brothers and sisters, and observe those who thus conduct themselves according to the model you have in us.” ~ Phil 3:17 (full readings)
Scott’s Reflections: I think we can all agree that by being active supporters of the culture of Life, we are striving to imitate Christ. We all realize that there are plenty of people out there who seek to discredit our efforts. We need to be vigilant about our behavior when representing the Pro-Life cause. People notice our LIFE Runners gear, stickers on our cars, Respect Life license plates, baby feet pins, and crosses around our necks. If they see these things while observing questionable behavior, it raises questions about all we support. For example, we recently received an email from a concerned citizen about the seemingly erratic driving of a car with a LIFE Runners bumper sticker on it. While it turned out that the driver was merely tired from a long drive, we were reminded how perception quickly becomes reality.
* Scott Casmer was part of the original fellowship group that led to the formation of the LIFE Runners and is currently the Colorado Springs LIFE Runners chapter leader. Scott works at Schriever AFB and is married with two daughters.
Faith Challenge: The next time you put on your LIFE Runners jersey, think about how you would want others to act as ambassadors of Pro-LIFE and strive to make your day reflect that.
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. Achillas
Faith Quote: “There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” ~ Aldous Huxley
Through Christ our Lord,