UNBORN WORD of the day

November 10, 2008, 9:24 pm
Filed under: Pro-life, Unborn Jesus


Meeting of Mary and Elisabeth, Marx Reichlich, Austrian painter (b. 1460, Salzburg, d. 1520, Salzburg) Wood, 100,5 x 81,2 cm Alte Pinakothek, Munich

Many of us are shuddering at the prospect of the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) promised by the Democrats and president-elect Obama. For info on this act click here and here.

FOCA is a logical outgrowth of the Democratic Party Platform to promote and protect abortion as a uniquely construed “right” in and of itself. This platform plank, which has been central to the Democratic Party for many years, is a gross, ill-conceived principle at the foundation of the culture of death. It is a principle of death and a false “right”.

Meanwhile, on the sidelines now, millions are working for and praying for, a Culture of Life. In our gut there is a sense of desperation! But in our heart there must be a sense of expectation! Here are two key scripture verses at the pragmatic core of the Culture of Life philosophy/spirituality:

“…where sin increased, grace abounded all the more…” Rom 5:20

“…in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to his purpose.” Rom 8:28

We can find wholesome expectation and hope in the Redemptive Pregnancy of Mary. More specifically, in the Unborn Baby, within the womb of Mary. He is Christ the Lord! (Lk 2:11) Is there a light at the end of this dark tunnel of the culture of death? Yes, He is Christ the light of the world! (Jn 8:12)

“The true light that enlightens every man was coming into the world.” (Jn 1:9)

“And from his fullness have we all received, grace upon grace” (Jn 1:16). When you read this wonderful verse, think of John the Baptist within his mother’s womb leaping for joy! Joy? Yes, joy because he is in the immediate presence of Unborn Jesus (Lk 1:39-44).

Just because we must be “wise as serpents and innocent as doves” (Mt 10:16; another key scripture verse at the pragmatic core of the Culture of Life spirituality), doesn’t mean we can not also leap for joy in expectation with Elizabeth and unborn John the Baptist.

So leap don’t weep! Leap while you pray! Leap in Holy Expectation!

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