01 Apr Truth Defeats Evil (Mt 28:12-13) by Dr. Rich Reich
“The chief priests assembled with the elders and took counsel; then they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers, telling them, ‘You are to say, ‘His disciples came by night and stole him while we were asleep.”” ~ Mt 28:12-13 (full readings)
Rich’s Reflections: Satan’s first attempt to keep the great news of Jesus’ resurrection from a world enslaved by death was to bribe the guards at Jesus’ tomb to lie. Today, Planned Parenthood is funded to lie to women in the name of “health care.” They say that abortion is safe, that it is not painful, that there are no psychological consequences (emotionally, physically, or spiritually). They are told that their unborn child is a product of conception; a blood clot; a piece of tissue. These lies are not being told for the benefit of women, but in order to perform abortions; the financial lifeblood of Planned Parenthood. They don’t make money when a mother chooses to keep her child. They only make money when she chooses to have an abortion. Today, large sums of money are being piped in to support the culture of death; whereas, non-profit pregnancy resource centers founded on Christian morals survive with little to no money providing the truth and choices that both the mother and unborn child can live with. Evil feeds on ignorance. That is why as Christians, we need to spread the Truth. Note: devotion image is from the Alpha Center prc memorial garden, the day before the 2010 LIFE Runners Team raced the Sioux Falls 5K/half/full Marathon. Appropriate that photo is date stamped 9/11, representing the battle for Life.
* Dr. Rich Reich is the co-founder of the LIFE Group Devotions and the National LIFE Runners Team. He is married to Erica and lives in Satellite Beach, FL. Full bio.
Faith Challenge: Support your local Christian pregnancy resource center.
Counter-Culture News: LifeSiteNews, LifeNews, American Family, Vatican, Project Rachel.
Our Prayers: Prayer to end abortion. LIFE Runners Creed. Add Prayers. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, etc. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.
Feast Day: St. Hugh of Grenoble
Faith Quote: “The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide.” ~ Hannah Arendt