09 Oct United We Stand (Lk 11:23) by Amy Kosta
“Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.” ~ Lk 11:23 (full readings)
Amy’s Reflections: Today in Luke’s gospel Jesus speaks strong words to His followers, challenging them to abandon their sinfulness and follow Him. He demands the whole heart of His people, reminding them that “Every kingdom divided against itself will be laid waste.” I am certain this was a very difficult task for His disciples, leaving everything behind and submitting fully to Christ. Through the centuries countless numbers of followers have given all for love of Jesus to pave the way for our Christian faith. We have the examples of the martyrs and saints before us to help guide us along the path to holiness, however, it is still a great challenge to submit all to the Lord on a daily basis. Our culture has laid many obstacles and hurdles for us to endure on the road to perfect union with God, and temptations are at every turn. As members of this pro-life community, we must try to support one another in our walk of faith. There are so many outstanding pro-life organizations all working toward one common goal, and we must all stand together for that cause no matter which organization with which we identify. We can and must encourage each other as we stand up for what is right and just. We must not only pray to end abortion, but pray for strength as a community to be UNITED WITH CHRIST in our battle against the culture of death.
* Amy Kosta is a registered nurse who lives in St. Louis with Steve, her husband of 25 years. Amy & Steve are members of the St. Louis LIFE Runners chapter and share their passion for life with their 5 children..
Faith Challenge: Pray for a change of heart for those who are “pro-choice”. When hearts are changed, lives are saved.
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: Sts. Denis, Rusticus, and Eleutherius
Faith Quote: “I can do things you cannot, You can do things I cannot; Together we can do great things.” ~ Mother Teresa
Through Christ our Lord,