Thursday, January 22, 2009

On this 36th anniversary of the fateful Roe vs. Wade decision...

From The Word Among us
Mediation of the Day

To all who are marching today, know that many more are with you in spirit. May the Lord grant you peace and courage, prudence, and patience as you speak out for the unborn. May your voices blend with the saints and angels, who are praying in a special way today that life be protected and honored and that the tide will turn in favor of a culture of life.

To all who have been affected by abortion, please know that you are in our prayers. The Father of mercies and the God of all consolation has not abandoned any of his children. No sin is too great for him to forgive. No wound is too great for him to heal. May you come to know the warmth of his touch and the light of his smile as he looks upon you in unconditional love and compassion!

While abortion is a great evil, we must all remember that every person who participates in this evil is still a child of God, deeply loved by their heavenly Father and endowed with great dignity. It was Jesus’ unbounded mercy that melted the heart of the sinful woman (Luke 7:36-50). It was the father’s extravagant love that welcomed the prodigal son back home (15:11-24). And it was the look of love in Jesus’ eyes that moved Peter to repentance after he denied the Lord (22:60-62). May we look upon everyone as our brother or sister—even those who call us their enemies. And may the witness of our humble love, our peace in every circumstance, and our joy in life help soften hardened hearts everywhere!