The Golden Calf of Abortion (Ex 32:7-8) by Angi Castle

03 Apr The Golden Calf of Abortion (Ex 32:7-8) by Angi Castle

golden calfThe LORD said to Moses, “Go down at once to your people whom you brought out of the land of Egypt, for they have become depraved.  They have soon turned aside from the way I pointed out to them, making for themselves a molten calf and worshiping it, sacrificing to it and crying out, ‘This is your God, O Israel, who brought you out of the land of Egypt!'” ~ Ex 32:7-8 (full readings)
Angi’s Reflections:  God helped the Israelites flee from Egypt, and once things were good again, they turned away from His good Laws and began honoring false gods.  The Israelites were turning to material things.  They had melted their jewelry and were bowing down to a golden calf.  How often do we bow down to “golden calves” in our lives?  Think of the many times we turn away from God and turn to false hope in excessive spending, in pornography, in competitiveness, in judgment of others, in swearing, in drinking, in overeating, and in personal success not  focused on God’s good Will.  These “golden calves” get us nowhere fast. Abortion is a huge “golden calf” that has destroyed over 57 million American children since 1973.  A baby is aborted every 26 seconds in our nation, adding up to 3,300 children wasted every day.  This is a “golden calf” that needs to end now and as a nation we need to repent this injustice.  During this Lenten season, may we all put down our “golden calves” and keep our eyes fixed on our Lord Jesus.  May we stand up for Life and remember what Christ did for us all on that Holy Cross.  
* Angi Castle has been married to Pat for 19 years.  They have two daughters, Paige (13) and Grace (10).  Angi is a Speech Language Pathologist working with elementary students. She has committed her life to help ensure every child has a voice.
Faith Challenge:  Today, let’s put down our “golden calves.”  Even if you have stumbled during this Lenten season, let God help you back up.  Recommit yourself to Christ and receive His saving mercy and grace.

Counter-Culture News:  LifeSiteNewsLifeNewsAmerican FamilyVaticanProject 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:  
Saint Benedict the African.
Faith Quote:  “We have created new idols.  The worship of the ancient golden calf has returned in a new and ruthless guise in the idolatry of money and dictatorship of an impersonal economy lacking a truly human purpose.” ~ Pope Francis
Through Christ Our Lord,
John 3:16
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