01 Oct Respect Life laborers (Lk 10:2) by Dr. Pat Castle
“The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few.” ~ Luke 10:2 (full readings)
Pat’s Reflections: Jesus appointed pairs of disciples whom He sent ahead of him to prepare the way with sacrifice and love. LIFE Runners hear His call. We share the Gospel of Life with those we encounter on our faith journey, to help prevent abortion and heal those hurt by abortion. Be persistent with your ministry – most LIFE Runners needed three invitations before joining our Team. October is Respect Life month. Respecting life is the most seriously important issue. Pope Francis, who has a LIFE Runners jersey, said his top priority in America is the cause of life. With the recent videos showing Planned Parenthood selling baby body parts, more Americans are reminded of the reality of abortion. When current events stir others, let’s be ready to invite them to put their Pro-Life faith in action. “The harvest is abundant but the laborers few.”
* Dr. Pat Castle and his wife Angi live in Jefferson City, MO with their daughters Paige and Grace. Pat is the president and co-founder of the National LIFE Runners Team and a program advisor for Sidewalk Advocates for Life. All In Christ for Pro-Life! Full bio.
Faith Challenge: For Respect Life month, let’s make one extra small sacrifice out of love to REMEMBER The Unborn and their families. Invite others to join our Team, wear your jersey for First Wednesday of the Month, pray with 40 Days for Life, counsel with Sidewalk Advocates for Life, and pray the LIFE Runners Creed.
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. Therese of Lisieux (the “Little Flower”). “Therese died when she was 24, after having lived as cloistered Carmelite for less than ten years. She never went on missions, never founded a religious order, never performed great works. But within 28 years of her death, the public demand was so great that she was canonized in 1925. Her one dream was the work she would do after her death, helping those on earth. Therese’s “little way” of trusting in Jesus to make her holy and relying on small daily sacrifices instead of great deeds appealed to the thousands of Catholics and others who were trying to find holiness in ordinary lives. This is a reminder to all of us who feel we can do nothing, that it is the little things that keep God’s kingdom growing.”
Faith Quote: “Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.” ~ St. Therese of Lisieux
Through Christ our Lord,