19 Sep Many Provided (Lk 8:3) by Dr. Pat Castle
“…and many others who provided for them out of their resources.” ~ Lk 8:3 (full readings)
Pat’s Reflections: Our National LIFE Runners Team will likely field the largest team at the Air Force Marathon tomorrow in Dayton, OH. The last three years we fielded the largest team at the Kansas City (170), St. Louis (252) and Crazy Horse (200) marathons. Four years ago the National LIFE Runners Team had a total of 17 runners and now we have over 2,800 runners/walkers ages 1 to 88 in all 50 states and 20 countries – including Cardinal Dolan who signed up 15 Sep. The growth of the LIFE Runners team parallels the pro-life growth of the citizens of our country (51% now identify as pro-life). “Together, We Are Winning!” Last year, winter storm Atlas dumped three feet of snow on the Black Hills and prevented us from racing Crazy Horse. Atlas allowed us to demonstrate the strength of giving, as stranded teammates provided for the needs of one another, physically and spiritually. Abortion vulnerable mothers are stranded in our culture as if in a massive snow storm. Please help women in need today by donating some life-saving funds to your local pregnancy resource center. 2014 LIFE Runners fundraising goal.
* Dr. Pat Castle is the National LIFE Runners Team founder. Him and Angi live in Jefferson City, MO with their two daughters Paige and Grace. Full bio.
Faith Challenge: Reach out an encouraging hand to an abortion vulnerable mother, helping her to choose the Way, the Truth, and the Life. 82% of post-abortion mothers said JUST ONE supportive person would have changed her mind. I was so blessed to apply this research for Keisha Harris who chose life for her daughter Zoe Isabella – here is the story. Be the One!
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. Januarius. Upcoming Feast Day, St. Padre Pio, patron of LIFE Runners (Sep 23rd).
Faith Quote: “Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles; They will run and not get tired; They will walk and not become weary.” ~ Isaiah 40:31 (2014 National LIFE Runners Team verse)
Through Christ our Lord,