Thursday, January 22, 2015

DAY 6 . . .

Intercession
May each person suffering from the loss of a child through abortion find hope & healing in Christ.

Prayers
Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be

Reflection
Today, on this 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we consider the past four decades in which our society has
legally permitted abortion. Since that tragic decision, many children’s lives have been lost, and many suffer that loss— often in silence. Yet God’s greatest desire is to forgive. No
matter how far we have each strayed from his side, he says to us, “Don’t be afraid. Draw close to my heart.”

“In the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation, also called confession, we meet the Lord, who wants to grant forgiveness and the grace to live a renewed life in him. …

We bishops and priests are eager to help you if you experience difficulty, hesitation, or uncertainty about approaching the Lord in this sacrament. If you have notreceived this healing sacrament in a long time, we are ready to welcome you” (“God’s Gift of Forgiveness”: www.bit.ly/GiftOfForgiveness). Let us run into the arms of Jesus, who is love and mercy.

One Step Further
• Hope After Abortion (www.bit.ly/HopeAfterAbortion)
• “How to Talk to a Friend Who’s Had an Abortion” (http://bit.ly/How2Talk)
• “Life Matters: Forgiveness and Healing After Abortion” (bit.ly/ForgivenessHealing)

3 comments:

  1. Marge I am enjoying these posts! I have a few minutes this morning, our granddaughter keeps us running! These are so inspirational! Thank you my friend!

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  2. Great post Marge. Yes forgiveness is so important. I know a few women that had an abortions because they felt it was their only option. Their child is in heaven waiting for them.

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  3. Love the inspirational posts Marge. Thanks for sharing with us. Hugs

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