03 Oct Light up the Black Hills! (Lk 10:2) by Dr. Pat Castle
Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors.
“The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few. The Kingdom of God is at hand.” ~ Lk 10:2 (full readings)
Pat’s Reflections: How often have you felt like you are the only one willing to speak up against abortion? The only one that is willing to say to a mother in crisis, “you can do this, and I’m going to help you.” I spoke at a 40 Days for Life closing rally with about 50 people and thought, “why aren’t there hundreds of people here?” Well, a few times a year, we are blessed with a great cloud of witnesses who help us persevere in running the race set before us (Heb 12:1). This weekend (schedule), about 200 members of the National LIFE Runners Team will don “REMEMBER The Unborn, Jer 1:5” jerseys for the Crazy Horse 1K/5K/half/full Marathon, lighting up the Black Hills of South Dakota with the Gospel of Life! In the past 11 months the LIFE Runners team has grown from 500 to nearly 1,700 runners/walkers, ages 4 to 79, from 44 states and 11 countries. “I planted, Apollos watered, but God caused the growth.” ~ 1 Cor 3:6
* Dr. Pat Castle is the co-founder and president of the LIFE Group Devotions and the National LIFE Runners Team (full bio). Pat and Angi have two daughters and live in Rapid City, SD.
Faith Challenge: Put your Pro-Life faith in action and Join the National LIFE Runners Team (invite others). The only cost is ordering a “REMEMBER The Unborn, Jer 1:5” jersey, and the only requirement is to wear it in public. With five local LIFE runners, you can start your own chapter. Sign up to run/walk one or more of the 1,103 5K legs of the A-Cross the Country Relay for Pro-Life (5 Mar to 13 Apr): www.LIFErunners.org/across.
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. Theodora Guerin. She is buried in the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, and was beatified in 1998. Eight years later she was canonized.
Faith Quote: “I believe God made me for a purpose. And when I run I feel His pleasure.” ~ Eric Liddell (Chariots of Fire)
Through Christ Our Lord,