Sunday, February 21, 2010

Raising my Voice

Tne readings from today were thought provoking. My thoughts after the reading.
Notice the bold face verses.

Reading I
Dt 26:4-10
Moses spoke to the people, saying:
“The priest shall receive the basket from you
and shall set it in front of the altar of the LORD, your God.
Then you shall declare before the Lord, your God,
‘My father was a wandering Aramean
who went down to Egypt with a small household
and lived there as an alien.
But there he became a nation
great, strong, and numerous.
When the Egyptians maltreated and oppressed us,
imposing hard labor upon us,
we cried to the LORD, the God of our fathers,
and he heard our cry
and saw our affliction, our toil, and our oppression.
He brought us out of Egypt
with his strong hand and outstretched arm,
with terrifying power, with signs and wonders;
and bringing us into this country,
he gave us this land flowing with milk and honey.
Therefore, I have now brought you the firstfruits
of the products of the soil
which you, O LORD, have given me.’
And having set them before the Lord, your God,
you shall bow down in his presence.”

Who in the world is being oppressed right now?
Answer: millions of babies being murdered through abortion.

My meditation: am I doing enough? Yes, I pray for an end to abortion.
Yes, I teach and train my children to be prolife.
Yes, I march at the Walk for Life, West Coast.
Yes, I write letters.
Yes, I pray in front of Planned Parenthood.

But I am thinking that that is not enough.

What should I also do? Cry and shout to God for His deliverance of the unborn.
I should be raising my voice to Heaven; Not just saying a meek and mild prayer in most every Rosary.

We are so quiet and respectful of murder, not wanting to offend any. I understand that.
And we/I run the risk of being shunned for our outspoken views.
But who will judge us? God. And I don't want to be found/judged as wanting or asked by our Lord, "Jeanne, where were you when they were being aborted?" "Why did you not raise your voice?"

Help me Lord. Show me what I am to do.

1 comment:

  1. The day after I wrote this Mark Mallett wrote in his blog an entry entitled the Hard Truth see
    Feb 22, 2010.
    It was a confirmation on my own meditation.
    If the neighboring villages outside the Jewish Concentration camps were asked, "What did YOU do?",
    if would be a hard judgement.
    We must learn from history to raise our voice!
    Maybe it will take martyrs being slain as they pray outside the Planned Parenthood clinic????
    What does it take to stop genocide, infanticide, abortion?