19 Oct Price of Life (Luke 12:6) by Rosemary Bernth
“Are not five sparrows sold for two small coins? Yet not one of them has escaped the notice of God.” ~ Luke 12:6 (full readings)
Rosemary’s Reflections: With nearly seven billion people in the world, it seems impossible for someone to know each and every one. Yet in today’s Gospel, Jesus says God knows even the number of hairs on each of those people’s heads. Unlike a factory assembly line where everything looks the same, the Creator has endowed each of us with unique talents and appearances. This is why some of us make great teachers, doctors, or lawyers, etc. No price can be put on the potential of life. Yet Planned Parenthood seems to…they charge $300-$900 for an abortion, depending on the trimester. They don’t take into account the emotional cost felt, or the possible physical side effects. To them, every child is just a bunch of cells, not seeing the hands of a potential painter, or the mind of the cancer-curing doctor, or even the strong legs of the next record-setting runner. But God does, and we can let the rest of the world know too.
*Rosemary Bernth (LIFE Runner) was a journalist for the Diocese of Sioux City’s newspaper and is now a writing/travel graduate student at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA.
Faith Challenge: With the economy, raising a family is tough. What can you do to help a family choose Life? Donate clothes to a local pregnancy center? Raise funds through a bake sale? There’s always praying a rosary as well. Whatever little thing you do can help save a little one.
Faith Quote: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet of the nations.” ~ Jeremiah 1:5
* 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 (images) is #1 death cause (22% 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). Mt 28:19.