Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Day 8: voice for the voiceless

40 days for life London

Autumn 2011

This is your chance to be a voice for the voiceless by participating in our campaign!
You can take a stand for human beings who are unable to speak for themselves!
This is your opportunity to save lives!

See news on 40 days for life here.
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Please come to our halfway event: Tuesday 18th October 2011, St James Spanish Place Church Hall, 22 George St, London, W1U 3QY, 7pm. We will be watching Abby Johnson'sDVD unplanned during the event. 

Day 8 - October 5

May the spirit and example of the Good Samaritan fill the hearts and minds of all our citizens.
Jesus said: "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So, too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. 'Look after him,' he said, 'and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.'
"Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?" The expert in the law replied, "The one who had mercy on him." Jesus told him, "Go and do likewise."
-- Luke 10:30-37
Here Jesus commands us to show mercy to the victims of the culture of violence and death.
But why did the priest and Levite fail to show mercy? Perhaps they feared that the robbers were hiding just around the next corner to attack them. They asked themselves, "If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
The Samaritan, however, reversed the question, and asked, "If I don't stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
In working to save the unborn, let's not worry about what will happen to us if we act; let's worry about what will happen to the unborn if we don't.
Father, we are moved by the lesson of the Good Samaritan, who allowed compassion to influence him more than fear. Give us the same heart. Grant that we may never count the cost of standing up and speaking out for the unborn. We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life

Quote of the day:
"This is the paradox of our nation's unborn. No life is so desperately sought after, so hungrily desired, so carefully nurtured. And yet no life is so legally unprotected, and so frequently destroyed."

~ Ross Douthat 

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