There are great signs of hope at the conclusion of our 3rd campaign here in London:
1/ Other cities willing to take up a campaign in Lent in UK
2/ Prospects of a rally for life in the UK.
3/ New medical and professional plans of providing alternatives to abortion
4/ Many lives saved, and women helped with loving care.
5/ Committed and passionate volunteers, young and old, willing to sacrifice and be a voice for the voiceless.
6/ Spiritual growth through participation in the campaign.
With God all things are possible, and we are praying and hoping that our efforts continue to initiate the beginning of the end of abortion in the United Kingdom!
We have Angela Coakes from Forsaken in Taunton coming to the closing party to speak as well as some BIG and EXCITING announcements to make! To be the first to hear the great news, you must come to the party to find out first.
Day 40 - November 6
Let us keep our eyes fixed on the New Jerusalem, where death will be no more.
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!"
Every activity we undertake in defense of the sanctity of life is prophetic, inasmuch as it points to the day when "death will be no more." Every victory we have when an act of abortion is prevented is prophetic of that day when death itself will be definitively conquered. Every triumph of grace in this world, whereby someone is brought to see the value of life and given the strength to welcome it, is a breaking into our history of that definitive future in which the old order of things will have passed, and all things will be made new.
As pro-life warriors, we must keep our eyes fixed on heaven, and our hearts secure in the hope that the day is coming when all evil will be conquered. It is the future that shapes the present; it is victory that informs the battle; it is the destination that determines the journey.
Daily, we are called to reflect on heaven. When we weep, we are to think of the day when every tear will be wiped away. When we face the destructive power of death, we are to think of the day when death is swallowed up in victory. When we labor against abortion, we are to think of the day when we will have the rest and peace of the final triumph of life. Heaven is as real as earth, and its joys will be as real as our present sorrows.
Father, you are the God of hope. Your word fills us with the vision of the world to come, when every tear will be wiped away, and death will be no more. Father, how we need that hope, how we are strengthened by that vision! Keep our hearts focused on heaven, and diligent in the labors of earth. As we struggle against the culture of death, root our souls in the assurance of victory. We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life and President, National Pro-life Religious Council
"Statistics show that a soldier's chances of survival in the front lines of combat are greater than the chances of an unborn child's avoiding abortion. What should be the safest place to live in America - a mother's womb - is now the most dangerous place."