Friday, 28 October 2011

DAY 25: Joy is a net in which you can catch souls

40 days for life London
Autumn 2011

We received news from the vigil today that a woman scheduled for an abortion with BPAS said that she had changed her mind and was keeping her baby! 

Gave a talk to St Patrick's Evangelization school today showing Changing Sides.

We just made the Times Newspaper (subscription required).

Read all about 40 days vigils from all around the world! 

There is just over 2 weeks left of our record breaking campaign here in London, do spiritually unite with our campaign and join the vigil!

Day 25 - October 22

We pray for the conversion of all those who refuse to acknowledge that human life belongs only to God.
Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying: "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations."
-- Jeremiah 1:4-5
To be or not to be? There is no question!
The question of "being" is something philosophers have long pondered. What is the meaning of being and what is the source? In the passage before us, we have our answer. We have being because we are known by God.
For God to declare that he knows and sets apart the prophet Jeremiah even before he is conceived indicates that our being rests in God's own being. Because He is and because He wills we, therefore, are and do. The Apostle Paul says as much when he declares before the philosophers of his day, "In Him we live and move and have our being" (Acts 17:28).
One of the tragedies of the abortion culture is that life in the womb has been so heartbreakingly devalued. To embrace the arguments of the "pro-choice" crowd one must conclude that the child in the womb doesn't exist, isn't there, has no being. But nothing could be further from the truth. That child is known by God and, as such, has being.
Lord God, we confess that in You we live and move and have our being. Because You are, we are. May we find grace from You to affirm the being of every human and may we labor to make this truth known to the world around us. Amen.
Rev. J. Kirk van der Swaagh
Pastor, Conservative Congregational Christian Conference

Pro-life article of the day:
Peter Kreeft Pro-life and philosophy

Pro-life resource of the day: - videos

Pro-life quote of the day:
"I know that many women face unbelievably difficult circumstances in their pregnancy. For this reason, I think that all people of good will have an obligation to help them, to celebrate their heroism when they choose life, and to love them even when they do not. I can think of one case in particular: a young student, not yet finished with her education, who found herself pregnant with a man she did not know well. With so many responsibilities, both to her extended family and to her studies, she felt desperate, alone, and trapped. It was truly an act of heroism for that woman to decide to place that child for adoption. I know the woman in the story very well. She is my birth mother. I feel such an enormous debt of gratitude to her. Even though her choice was unbelievably difficult, I know and she knows that she made the right decision not to end my life. I don't think there is any woman who in the long term regrets, even in the most difficult of circumstances, making the choice for life. But I know there are many thousands of women who still remember and mourn, even decades later, the date that their baby would have been born."

-- Christopher Kaczor, Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University

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Thank you for your support and let us continue to pray for an end to abortion where no more babies cry and no more children die.
40 days for life London Committee

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