10/06/13 Pastor’s Message

October 15th, 2013 by helen in Pastor Message Archive 2013

From Deacon Mike’s Desk

Respect Life

October is Respect Life month, a good time for each of us to give thanks for God most precious gift of life, to reflect on our personal commitment to the least and most vulnerable of our brothers and sisters, and to renew our efforts on their behalf.  The ultimate goal of the pro-life movement is to transform our culture into one in which the life of every person, without exception, is protected and embraced from the moment of conception to the time of natural death.

As the contemporary disciples of Jesus Christ, we have been called to seek justice whenever, wherever and to whomever it has been denied.  That includes every individual, from the innocent child whose life is at risk in the womb, to the elderly and infirmed who are often forgotten and relegated to living on the margins of society.  Because each person is a unique gift from a loving God, respect and justice are inseparable from that love.

The ‘Good News’ is that progress is being made on the pro-life front.  Eyes are being opened and hearts are being touched, especially among our youth, as more and more people come to recognize the sanctity and dignity inherent in every human life.  We serve God well and love as He loves whenever we reach out to society’s “widows and orphans”, both those alive in our midst and those who are alive in the womb.

United in LOVE for LIFE

 Deacon Michael J. Walsh

 

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