“Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.”
The acronym, K.I.S.S., comes to mind when I try to read anything related to decisions in man made law. It can be very confusing to read the briefs and summaries of Roe v Wade. And the sad fact for our nation is that the decisions rendered were based on lies that were presented as fact. God in his infinite wisdom gave us 10 simple rules by which to live. Life gets complicated when we stray from them. The Torah has 613 commandments and people question living by them. Jesus, of course, turned those upside down when He arrived on the scene as written in John 3:16:
Currently, the law in America, based on the interpretation of the United States Constitution ( a relatively simple document) by seven of nine Supreme Court Justices, gives license to kill the unborn. Killing humans was legal for a period of time in Germany too. But man made laws change based on those in leadership. This past week in Germany, no longer under Nazi rule, a 94 year old man was arrested “for his part as a Nazi SS officer in murdering over 3,681 people at Auschwitz.”
Could it be that one day the directors of abortion clinics would be tried for murder? The headline on CNN on May 14, 2013 read:
“Doctor found guilty of first-degree murder in Philadelphia abortion case”
Lest we forget, God is also justice. He did not come to abolish the law or the prophets.-
“For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.”
How much simpler could He have made the law than “thou shall not kill”?
We are that stupid and perverse generation of which the Bible teaches in Matthew 17:17:
14And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying,15Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. 16And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. 17Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me. 18And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.19Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? 20And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
21How beit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
Prayer warriors are needed for Wednesday, March 4 during the 3 pm to 5pm shift!
For a change, the weather at PP was not a problem. Still cold, but balmy compared to last Tuesday when it was 30 degrees colder. It was St. Louise day to witness & Al was joined by Liz and her husband and another man named James. He said PP was rather busy. I arrived at 8:50 so Al was able to catch the 9 a.m. bus for home. I was soon joined by Bill H., Beth and Randy & Joe from St. Louise. The men and I prayed 2 rosaries while Beth passed out literature and tried to talk with the girls going into PP. Around 10 a.m. a lady and a married couple from St. Louise arrived. A middle aged man walked by, insisting that “abortion doesn’t happen. God would not allow such a terrible thing to continue. It is a story made up by the news media.” We could not convince him otherwise. If only his fantasy was true! A young man, nicely dressed, came down Liberty and, although there was room to walk between Randy & Joe and the snow, he forced his way between them, pushing them both. He then continued on his way. That could be construed as assault, but I didn’t think of that until later. I wonder if he is the same man who was very rude when he came by the other day. God bless Cil & her friend who showed almost 15 minutes early to relieve me.
Cil was the shift manager from 11:00 to 1:00 and took this photo:
Dean contributes for the 1:00 to 3:00 vigil shift:
Actually, for a Tuesday it was pretty quiet at P.P., not much traffic.
Sue from St. Bernard stood with me early on, later Carol, Dorothy, Tom, Rich and Sister Faith from St. Louise prayed with me. Also, Mimi stopped by and prayed with us toward the end of my shift.
Sheila tells the story from 3:00 to 5:00
Lisa keeps us up to date for the late shift, 5:00 to 7:00 pm:
Ann, member of St. Benedict the Abbott, and Andy, from St. Louise de Marillac, joined in the vigil.They joined me till 7 pm.My thanks to the three others who were pray warriors with me for the majority of the shift.A lot of workers going back into PP – there must have been a meeting tonight.A tip for shift managers – bring a baggie of rock salt. The sidewalks were dangerous. If everyone brought a little – we could at the very least make it safe for ourselves and those that pass by.Peace,Lisa
Prayer and fasting- it is what Jesus did!
Thank you to all who stood in the rain today. Snow is in the forecast. It must be winter!!
Prayers and thanksgiving,