Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Pro-life

I am pro-life. God has recently pointed out to me that this means much more than being anti-abortion.



Being pro-life means accepting and respecting even those people who make life difficult. My DH and I have made some poor decisions in our lives. We have to deal with the repercussions of those decisions and the effect they have had on our children. This often means doing what is right in the lives of our children even though it is not easy. It means sacrifices made by the entire family. It means trying to teach our children to love those who persecute you, and pray for those people we do not necessarily really LIKE. Christ calls us to love one another. He does not say those who love you. He does not say love those who treat you well. He wants us to love everyone. He wants us to love as He loves.



This is a tall order, but He promises to be there with us. We need to remember that He is with us. He will help us to do whatever He needs us to do. After all, if God brings us to it, He will bring us through it.



Lord,

Please help our family as we deal with some difficult situations. I know that You know what our needs are, and You will provide. Please help me to remember this.



Amen.

1 comment:

Cathy Adamkiewicz said...

Excellent post. You have got this right -- truly pro-life living is about respect -- for everyone.

Glad I happened upon your blog. The scripture on the header is a personal favorite!