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Day of prayer for the legal protection for unborn children


 

Taken in St. Augustine, Florida in February 2007.  Each cross represents 1 million unborn children.  Image taken by Bob          Traupman.

Taken in St. Augustine, Florida in February 2007. Each cross represents 1 million unborn children. Image taken by Bob Traupman.

Today is the forty-third anniversary of Roe v Wade.

Let us stand down, stop the condemning and judging and seek light and understanding, forgiveness and wholeness, kindness and compassion for the young in desperate situations who have no one to turn to and who may themselves be abandoned.

We live in a world that will not recognize the inviolateness and sacredness of every person on this planet.

My sense is that the sin of those who are quick to condemn others is as great as those who bring violence and bloodshed into their very own bodies.

We ALL have much for which to ask forgiveness.  We ALL need to ask God to increase our capacity to love and turn away from hate.

There is too much hate in this world — sometimes from those who minister the Body and Blood of Christ at the altar.

The ones Jesus loves the most are the lost sheep of this world.  He would reach out to those who have had abortions.

The enemies of Jesus are those who justify themselves, the self-righteous, the hypocrites, the ones who know nothing of compassion, those who would not think of walking a mile in someone else’s shoes but would lash out with their tongue.

St. John has said NO ONE is without sin!  He also said that  “Anyone who HATES his brother or sister is oneself a MURDERER!” (1 John 3:15)

However, I quote from a blog on the Los Angeles Times: The blogger is commenting on those polled who said that abortion was no longer a key issue . . . .

 “If the killing of 1,200,000 babies each year in this country, with over 700,000 (59%) of those children killed being Black (400,000+) and Hispanic (300,000+), if this is no longer a “key” issue, then that speaks volumes of how far we have regressed back to the days when Hitler and his Nazi henchmen thought that the genocide of the Jews was also a non-issue. Abortion is a violent crime as it attacks life in the holy of holies, the mother’s womb. Every civilization that went into the killing of their children has perished from this planet by the same violent means as they used to kill their future generations.  These include: the Canaanites, the Phoenicians, the Carthaginians, the Mayans, the Incas and the Aztecs.”

President Obama supports Planned Parenthood. I would prefer  that this president  would take Bill Clinton’s approach that “abortions should be “safe, legal and rare.”   Planned Parenthood has an aggressive, non-spiritual agenda; they talk about the fetus as if it was disposable tissue, not a living being, a person entitled to life.

I read the magazines from Defenders of Wildlife that I enjoy very much.  They’re concerned about the killing of wolves in Wyoming, Grizzlies in Montana, Polar Bears in Alaska, Orcas in Hudson Bay.  And I wonder if they are Defenders of Unborn Human Life.

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       Dearest Lady, mother of Jesus,

whose tender love brought Love Itself into our world,

  help those who have never known the tender embrace of their own mother’s love

  to receive the same tender care and love you wish for each of them. . . for each of us . . .  as you offered the strict, yet tender, love of a Jewish mother upon  Jesus, the Son of God 

     who was nourished at your tender breasts,

              cradled in your arms,

         bounced upon your knee;

                   whose booboo was kissed by your lovely mouth,

              whose dead body you received come down from the Cross.

You were the one from Jesus learned the joys of human love.

  Receive today all of Jesus’ brothers and sisters on this planet, born and unborn.

  Draw us all into that one great mystery of divine/human love which is the glory of our Christian faith,

  the Incarnation of the son of a young beautiful woman, Son of God,

       our Brother, our Friend, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!  

                      Amen. 

And now, before you go, here’s “Surely He has borne our grief”,  from The Messiah. Click here. Be sure to turn up your speakers and enter full screen.

Bob Traupman

 contemplative writer

Hint:  If you do not yet accept our faith that Jesus is true God and true human

just accept it as a beautiful love story.  The message still works!

And P.S.  Don’t worry about the aborted children;  the innocent ones will shine like the stars in God’s kingdom.

The tragedy is that they will never set foot on this beautiful planet.

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