This is a syndicated post from Daily Meditations with Fr. Alfonse. [Read the original article...]
Wednesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time
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Jesus entered the synagogue. There was a man there who had a withered hand. They watched Jesus closely to see if he would cure him on the Sabbath so that they might accuse him… He said to the Pharisees, “Is it lawful to do good on the Sabbath rather than to do evil, to save life rather than to destroy it?” But they remained silent.
They remained silent. We cannot remain silent. We can’t. No one can. Since Roe, there have been over 55 million abortions. I know what you are thinking. What would America look like with 55 million more people? Would it be bankrupt? Isn’t it already - morally, physically, financially and family wise?
Have mercy on us, have mercy. Christ have mercy. Moms have mercy. Daughters have mercy. Boyfriends have mercy. Husbands have mercy. Fathers have mercy. We all need to have more mercy on others, especially on those younger and more vulnerable.
Some time ago, I had lunch with a wonderful family. The couple love their two children. They attend Mass on a weekly basis. They are committed to Catholic education and denote time, talent and wealth to their parish. So I was somewhat surprised when they told me how devastated they were when they found out their oldest daughter was pregnant. I interrupted them and said, “Wait a minute. Isn’t your daughter married?”
“She is! But they’re both so young and we’re too young to be a grandparents!,” they said. We all had a good laugh at that.
I understand their fears. I understand they want what is best for their children. Most parents do not want their children to go through the same struggles and sufferings they experienced. But not everything about suffering is bad. In fact, it tends to help us grow up.
Do good. Save life. Faith, hope and love make room for good to enter into a world that has forgotten what good looks like. They make room for God to enter a that has tried to squash Him from it.
We can never go wrong when we do good and save life; when we protect God’s property from Cesar’s grasp!
Let’s keep in our prayers the young men and women who are marching for life in Washington, D.C. and braving the harsh weather and people surrounding them. (69)