“I am valuable because I am a child of God.”
A friend of mine posted on FB: “Some people are going to reject you, simply because you shine too bright for them. And that’s okay.- Keep shining.”
Bouncing back from rejection takes time, faith, prayer and support. Aborted babies do not get second chances to shine. They cannot bounce back. Rejected in our culture, aborted babies do not even get a decent burial because they have died in secret. Well- not exactly!
Psalm 139 tells us something different about secrets-
“Surely your right hand will guide me… if I say surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night for me… even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you…For you created my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made….Your eyes saw my unformed body…”
(click link for a beautiful video that tells the story ) Wonderfully Made by Danielle Rose
Aborted babies, extinguished for an earthly life, shine in the hands of God for an eternity. May we pray intercessory prayer to the holy innocents on behalf of their earthly parents. May the parents’ hearts be moved to repentance and to seek God’s forgiveness.
Thank you to the Churches and their representatives for praying and witnessing today.
Reports from today will follow:
Al and Sally report for the 7 am – 9 am and 9 am – 11 am shifts:
Not as pretty or warm as yesterday was, but much better than most of the past days have been. A very light rain began around 10 a.m. and continued. Al said PP was very busy in the early morning, and that continued through my shift. An abortionist and 2 students went in at 8:45. One couple said they were just there for a pap smear, but a woman doesn’t need to have another person with her if she is just getting a pap smear. We had a good group from St. Robert, 6 women, Fr. Brennan and Helen Cindrich. Also Karen and Gregg, from Three Rivers Assembly of God, plus Beth S. and a short visit from Bill H. One man came by and almost whispered, “God bless you”. Two others went by and practically shouted it over and over. A lot of men from the Steel Workers convention were also very vocal in their thanks to us. One woman told us that she is 42 and would never have an abortion. Then lifted her shirt to show that she is pretty far pregnant. By the time Cil arrived two ladies from Sacred Heart in Weirton were with us, Fr. Brennan and Helen were still there, and Pat M. was leafleting.Sally
Cil is shift manager for the 11 am – 1 pm shift and wrote:
A post-abortive man stopped as soon as I arrived. He took flyers and explained how he now shares his story with young boys. He said his 14 year old knows all about this issue. I told him that God brought us together as my younger son is 14 just today! He may contact Nikki and share his story with us. He has received the help he needed to deal with the tragedy of it all. Praise God for men like him willing to lead our boys down the pathway that leads to Life!
Representatives from the Weirton Catholic Churches stood in the rain-shine!!
Substituting for Dean during the 1 pm – 2 pm hour was Joe W.
There was a fair amount of traffic in and out of the clinic. Several couples left the clinic but indicated that they had no procedure. And gratefully, most were accepting of the resource sheet. I helped a traveler with no money find a place to eat. But then once I gave him the information he headed in the opposite direction and said he was going to try something else! He had tried Catholic Charities as was told that they couldn’t help him. It was a wet shift! (But Sheila was there so her light was shining for others to see!)
Lisa tells the story for the evening shift: 5 pm – 7 pm:
Pictured are first time participants, fellow members of Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Westinghouse #759 Donna who is a member of St. Jude the Apostle and Carol, member of St. Colman. We were happy to have David join us. He came in from Weirton and is a member of St. Mary Byzantine.It was nice to put on our armor in the form of the big signs now being transported daily to the vigil in the big bin by the wonderful Diane.The weather unfortunately mirrored several people’s attitudes last night. Some neighbors demonstrated immaturity and lack of knowledge of the law.We did receive several encouraging comments and several “tooters”.Lisa
The Son does shine into the darkness.