2 more results from taking the pro-life message to the street (for us the sidewalk) – according to Priests for Life:
3. By going into the streets (or, in our case, the sidewalk), we always win. Whether people agree with us or not, whether they are persuaded by our presence or not, we have forced them to confront the reality of abortion. We have brought abortion to their attention whether they like it or not. That means we win. If people never confront abortion, it will never be stopped. If people are not forced to re-think it, then they will remain in ignorance (“I don’t know”) and denial (“I don’t want to know”), and abortion will continue unchallenged. If, however, the public continues to see protest and unrest and many people against abortion, they will have to say, “Why this protesting? What is it that is so wrong? Why do so may people continue to be so disturbed?” If they see the sacrifice we make by enduring heat and cold, rain and snow, loneliness and ridicule over many hours, they will have to ask whether abortion might be worse than they think it is. They may be roused from their slumber.
4. We need to go out on the streets (or sidewalks) because abortion is a local phenomenon. Efforts to petition the government must continue, but abortions do not occur in the halls of Congress; they occur down the street from where we live and work and relax. The killing is taking place in the local community, and the local community must take responsibility to stop the killing. Local residents must register their disapproval, and this is done quite vividly in the streets (or on the sidewalks). We pro-lifers should not so much lose peace over who is sitting in the White House; we should lose peace over the fact that we are sitting in our houses!
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A PRAYER FOR LENT
O gracious, Master, infuse in our hearts the spotless light of your Divine Wisdom and open the eyes of our mind
that we may understand the teachings of your Gospel. Instill in us also the fear of your Blessed Commandments,
so that having curbed all carnal desires, we may lead a spiritual life, both thinking and doing everything to please you.
For you, O Christ, our God, are the enlightenment of our souls and bodies; and to you we render glory, together
with your eternal Father, and with your all holy, life-creating Spirit, now and ever and forever. Amen.