Abortion is a flippin' atrocity that plagues our culture, and something needs to be done. I found this site, today http://www.stopmyabortion.blogspot.com/ , and it made me sick. It made me sick for a number of reasons...I despise how casually this woman can talk about killing her baby. I despise the series of events that led up to her pregnancy. I despise that she's doing drugs and drinking while she's pregnant. I despise that she thinks all pro-lifers are hypocrites for not giving her money. But I love her. I hate that many pro-lifers fit this woman's stereotype. So many spend their time hating women who have aborted or preaching to them...yelling, calling names, lecturing. To quote Black Eyed Peas, where's the love? Jesus called on us to love the sinner and hate the sin. We should hate abortion it's a ridiculously selfish sin condoned by our society. Who doesn't hate murder? But this woman...is a woman. Yes, she's a druggie. Yes, she's a boozer. Yes, she sleeps around. Yes, she's planning on aborting. But she is a woman...she is a part of God's creation...she is beautiful...she is someone who needs love. She needs support. She needs prayer. Having beliefs is a great idea. Another song quote, "You gotta stand for something or you'll fall for anything." But what good our your beliefs if their just a string of words you spew at anyone who asks for them? Beliefs should have actions...our ideals should have feet...and hands. Touch communicates much more than words can. So, if you want to change the world, if you want to show someone the truth, reach out to them...touch their lives. There are so many ways to do it...but it starts with simple love...it starts with expressing our beliefs with love, patience, and grace...Donating money helps people and touches lives, but so does donating goods, services and time. And last but not least, prayer is a huge help. Praying for those who disagree with you is a great way to touch their lives...to help Christ to touch their hearts...Don't underestimate prayer. God is doing great things through each of us...and we can all contribute to stopping abortion, to growing the Church, etc. We can serve as role models to young people, we can use our words to educate others, we can act lovingly toward those we meet, we can donate, we can volunteer, we can pray, we can write letters, we can encourage, we can move mountains. Just have a little faith and be ready and willing to respond to God's call.
Grace and peace to each of you.