12 May What Makes for Peace (Lk 19:41-44) by Kathy Forck
“As he drew near, he saw the city and wept over it, saying, ‘If this day you only knew what makes for peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes. For the days are coming upon you when your enemies will raise a palisade against you; they will encircle you and hem you in on all sides. They will smash you to the ground and your children within you, and they will not leave one stone upon another within you because you did not recognize the time of your visitation.’” ~ Lk 19:41-44
Reflection: By not accepting Jesus, the mediator of peace, Jerusalem will not find peace, but will become the victim of devastation. How I often ponder how our nation that accepts abortion is in the same place where we seem to be bent on destruction. As Jesus wept over Jerusalem, I have no doubt He weeps over the United States. As Jerusalem could not find peace, but only devastation, the United States seems to be following the same path. This is why LIFE Runners and the 40 Days for Life prayer vigils concentrate on prayer for conversion of hearts; hearts that instead of only seeking instant gratification in this world of relativism will instead seek love of neighbor as oneself and will put others ahead of one’s selfish desires. We are in the midst of a battle and a palisade is being erected around us. Our religious freedom is being attacked as well as the lives of the unborn. Let us pray that the Holy Spirit will reveal to all what makes for peace and that our eyes and our nation’s eyes will open and will see what is now hidden from so many. We are in the battle of our lives and for lives. Let us not grow weary of this work, and in His time, the victory will be the Lord’s.
Challenge: Can you give of your precious time and the gift of prayer for conversion of hearts and helping a mother who finds herself at an abortion facility? How about starting now? As you wear your LIFE Runner jersey, the whole world sees, “REMEMBER The Unborn – Jer 1:5.”
Pray LIFE Runners Creed to End Abortion.
Inspiration: “Abortion is the greatest threat to peace in the world.” ~ Blessed Mother Teresa
All In Christ for Pro-Life,
* Kathy Forck is the Columbia MO 40 Days for Life campaign co-director with her husband Mike.
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