Friday, November 12, 2010

Beautiful tribute to life

Perhaps you have seen this before, but my sister just recently shared this clip with me. I thought it was just about the most beautiful tribute to life I could ever imagine in our present day. Life is always a gift, and the couple who is featured in this video realizes this. They experience the fullness of this little child's life in time compressed, recognizing that every moment of life is a precious gift from God.

Praise God for another day in which we are called to love Him and each other! Praise God for our tiny saints in Heaven who pray for us each day!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Vote for life on this All Souls' Day

On this feast of All Souls Day, we ought to remember the population in purgatory who are being purified to enter into the Beatific Vision. We also ought to remind ourselves about the beauty of sacrificial love. The souls who are intensely suffering in purgatory need our prayers and our sacrifices. God is glorified when we love so much that our desire is to take upon ourselves the sufferings of others in order to lessen their burdens. Empathy is this great love and it is magnified through sacrifice, Christ’s and ours in union with His. We ought to live not for ourselves, but for the glory of God and for love of His creation.

It is a very important thing to contemplate as we head out to the polls today. We have a duty not only to vote protect the many innocent lives that are being thrown away by the devastating legalized practice of abortion, but also to offer sacrifice and prayer to ease the horrific suffering of everyone involved in the abortion industry. Many souls are at stake in this battle between life and death. Voting to protect life is just the minimum. Vote for life today, and continue to pray and sacrifice. Many souls are being lost at the expense of this unjust license to kill.