So, today is the day...the 41st annual March for Life in Washington D.C. I'm kind of worn out from sitting in bed for a week so I don't have enough strength to rehash why we should end abortion in America. If you don't know by now, I'm not sure I can ever convince you otherwise. But, as St. Augustine of Hippo said, "right is right even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it." Abortion is murder; murder is wrong. Done.
So, I will pray and fast today for a change of heart in our nation. I will pray that there is an awakening to the value of life - all life. I will pray that clergy will preach from the pulpit and individuals will take every opportunity to defend life in conversation and in action. I will pray. Perhaps if we all do this small thing, God will see our intent and the time will come.
While I pray, I will be thanking God for each of my blessings. All with their own joys and trials. Each one eagerly longed for and anxiously awaited. Each one cherished as God's miracle. These are my babies but they could be anyone's baby. “..at the origin of every human being there is not something haphazard or chance, but a loving plan of God” - Pope Benedict XVI, 9 July 2006. May we one day all come to see that truth. We are blessed.