Rom 6:23 (Eternal Life?) by Peggy Bowes

20 Oct Rom 6:23 (Eternal Life?) by Peggy Bowes

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB).Guest Authors schedule. LIFE Minute radio.

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” ~ Rom 6:23 (full readings)

Peggy’s Reflections: This profound quote from St. Paul certainly applies quite literally to the sin of abortion, yet we cannot stop reading halfway through the sentence. Paul gives us hope in the knowledge that eternal life in Christ awaits us if we persevere in faith and grace. As we pass the halfway mark in the 40 Days for Life campaign, it can be easy to get discouraged in the constant reminder of the death of the innocent through sin. When I pray in front of our local Planned Parenthood, I often find myself weeping as I think of the suffering of such tiny and helpless children. St. Paul’s words bring comfort when I realize that the suffering will end with the prospect of the most precious of gifts—an eternity with the Savior. There is some justification that aborted babies could be considered martyrs in the tradition of the Holy Innocents. Two online articles are worth reading on this topic: Do Aborted Babies Go to Heaven? and Imagine if Aborted Babies Were Declared Martyrs.
Peggy Bowes is a wife/mother, former Air Force pilot…and the author of The Rosary Workout and co-author of Tending the Temple. She was a guest on EWTN’s The Journey Home.

Faith Challenge: Today, pray the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary for the souls of aborted babies.

Counter-Culture News: LSN, LifeNews, Priests for Life,Vatican, Project Rachel
* 2011 National LIFE Runners Team video: We had a courageous finish at the Kansas City half/full Marathon (15 Oct)! Our miracle team had 170 runners from 20 states (and Turkey), including 22 youth, Fr. Rutten (SD), Fr. St.Andre (PA), and Bishop Paprocki (IL). Thanks to all who helped us raise over $35K for the Sioux Falls Alpha Center and Kansas City Wyandotte baby buses, providing free life-saving ultrasounds. 87% of abortion-minded mothers who see their baby ultrasound…choose Life! A security guard quit after our post-race prayer rally at the Overland Park Planned Parenthood. “We refuse to let them fall. Seek justice. Love mercy. Lord, make us courageous.” All In Christ (Phil 4:13)…for Pro-Life (Jer 1:5)!

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. Paul of the Cross. “From this valley of tears, turn your gaze continually to God, ever awaiting the moment when you will be united to Him in heaven. Often contemplate heaven, and fervently exclaim: ‘What a beautiful abode there is above! It is destined for us!’”

Faith Quote: Even if you are on the brink of damnation, even if you have one foot in Hell, even if you have sold your soul to the devil…sooner or later you will be converted and will amend your life and save your soul, if you say the Holy Rosary devoutly every day until death for the purpose of knowing the truth and obtaining contrition and pardon for your sins” ~ St. Louis de Montfort, The Secret of the Rosary.

Through Christ our Lord,
Matt 11:28

* 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 (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). Matt 28:19.

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