Today’s reflection is taken from Father Pavone’s blog: http://www.priestsforlife.org/blog/
“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32).
Reflection: A woman who saw the photos of aborted babies on the Priests for Life website wrote to us, “I have a dear friend who is very ‘pro-choice’ and I said: ‘Have you ever seen what an abortion looks like?’ The answer was: ‘No.’ I showed her the pictures. She was rightfully and truly horrified about what this REALLY looks like. And, she started to cry. She isn’t ‘pro-choice’ anymore.”
Prayer: You are truth, Lord Jesus, and in you we find the truth about everything. Assist us to expose the truth about abortion. Amen.
*As seekers of the truth, there are many upcoming opportunities to educate and empower yourself to be a beacon of truth for others. Please see “Upcoming Events” page. There are a ton of events! Pick one, grab a friend, and go!
*With the upcoming election, there are even more opportunities to share the truth. Ask your pastor about handing out or stuffing bulletins with the FRC voter's guide (http://downloads.frcaction.org/EF/EF11L04.pdf ). It is perfectly legal and WILL NOT jeopardize their tax-exempt status.
News from the last three Thursdays’ Forest View vigils:
** On Thursday, August 23, we estimate FOUR innocent lives were lost.
** There was a SAVE! Georgiana and Ryan have been together for three years and have two children, 2 years old and 9 months old. They walked out of Forest View to talk before her abortion feeling confused and unsure. I handed them a brochure which they immediately began to leaf through. They then came with me to the Women’s Center and set up an appointment for an ultrasound! As they were leaving, I asked if I could give them a rosary, and Ryan not only took one for himself, but asked for one for Georgiana as well saying, “We need all the Jesus we can get!” I pray that Ryan will realize that all he needs to do is ask and he will “get” all the Jesus he needs! Please pray that this young couple will accept help in choosing LIFE.
** Keep praying for the male nurse at Forest View. He has been very friendly lately and we are so hopeful that God will bring him to a new life-affirming job.
** On Thursday, August 30, we estimate that SEVEN women made a “choice” that they will never forget.
** A heartbreaking scene unfolded as a group of three older women brought in a 14 year-old girl for an abortion. I was able to talk to the girl’s mother, Helen, when she came out by herself for a cigarette. This poor woman had no idea how to help her daughter. She wept as she told me about her daughter Michelene. I offered to take them to the Women’s Center but was interrupted when the office manager of Forest View came outside. Helen hurriedly rushed back inside. I did manage to give her a Project Rachel and a hug before she left. Please pray for this family. Helen is also recently divorced.
** On Thursday, September 6, we estimate that FOUR babies were murdered by a “doctor.”
** We believe there were two saves this day! Both couples left long before the doctor arrived. One couple told one of our counselors they were only there for the test. Many couples say this and then go through with the abortion. But this couple left after only being inside for 5 minutes! Praise be to God!
News about your spiritually adopted baby:
** HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BABIES!! It’s time to rejoice. It’s time to celebrate. It’s time to praise God for His blessings and for allowing us to be a part of His loving plan for this child. A member of our NorthWest Families for Life family made a great suggestion that we’d like to pass on to you. Every time a “saved” baby is born, this man makes a donation to a crisis pregnancy center as a “birthday present.” Would you consider giving your spiritually adopted baby a birthday gift? You can donate money, goods, or even time to one of the centers near you, like the Women’s Center (www.womens-center.org ),Heather’s House (www.helpaidforwomen.org/services/heathershouse), The Well of Mercy (www.thewellofmercy.com), or Woman’s Choice Services (www.womanschoiceservices.com ). Who knows? Your spiritually adopted baby may even be receiving services from one of these very agencies. You may never get to meet your baby here on earth, but perhaps in Heaven a “stranger” will approach you calling you “mom” or “dad” and thank you for LIFE! To spiritually adopt a baby, pick up a prayer card in the vigil kit or go online at www.spiritualadoption.org.
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