Intention:Actually, it's a great idea. The closest vigil site is in Montreal which is over 1000 km from Moncton, not to mention PEI. But we can always pray in our cities (that initiative is known as 40 DAYS FOR LIFE @ 180º) or - stage the vigil online, like this PEI blogger did, posting a new prayer each day. (Isn't that a great job?)
Pray that we fully recognize in the unborn child our brother, our sister, and we recommit ourselves to care for them.
Cain said to his brother Abel, "Let's go out to the field." And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him. Then the Lord said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?" "I don't know," he replied. "Am I my brother's keeper?" The Lord said, "What have you done? Listen! Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground."-- Genesis 4:8-10
After Cain committed the first murder in human history, God asked him, "Where is your brother?" He replied by saying, "I don't know."
In 1973, the Supreme Court was asked the same question, and gave the same answer. Unable to admit that the unborn children are our brothers and sisters, the Supreme Court said in its Roe v. Wade ruling, "We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins." Boil all that down to three words, and it's, "I don't know."
Sunday, March 22, 2009
The author of the island breezes blog posts daily prayers and quotes from the scripture in the memory of the unborn babies that weren't allowed to see daylight: