February 1997 - Quote from Mother Teresa at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington attended by the President and the First Lady - "What is taking place in America is a war against the child. And if we accept that the mother can kill her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?"
KJV Psalm 94:16-23 "Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity? Unless the Lord had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence. When I said, 'My foot slippeth;' Thy mercy, O Lord, held me up. In the multitude of my thoughts within me Thy comforts delight my soul. Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with Thee, which frameth mischief by a law? They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood. But the Lord is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge. And He shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the Lord our God shall cut them off."
"We do not stand any taller nor is there any work we do that is any greater than when we stand strong for the unborn child." Alabama State Senator Greg Reed
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Smoothing the harsh edges without compromising the purpose
In my ongoing research regarding this Culture of Death in which we live, I find that many of those advocating horrific crimes against humanity have never known what it is to truly Love and be Loved. In fact, many of whom I have researched, including Sanger, Darwin, Freud, Reich, Kinsey, etc., had bitter, harsh, and often stringent upbringings void of even the most basic tenderness. I can't help wondering if much of what they lash out with was/is borne of the pain that only Christ Jesus can heal. Without His Love and healing they are left to bear the burden alone.
I take note of the account of Christ turning the tables over at the temple (Matthew 21:12). I doubt that the moneychangers felt especially Loved by Christ at that time, but I know He did Love them. He hated their sinful deeds.
Defending the helpless is to me very much an occasion to jump in with both feet and turn over the proverbial tables of the proponents of death. Abortion and euthanasia are not issues we can afford to be warm and fuzzy about, as there are lives at stake every moment of every day.
I must also state here that humans and animals are simply not on the same plane when discussing value of life. I have many animals in and around my home and would never advocate cruelty against them in any manner. However, though I would sell my home to provide medical treatment for my husband and children, I would not do so for my animals.
And so I move forward endeavoring to Love those who hate me because of what I stand and fight for, but I must remain unwilling to compromise. It is the Lord to whom I must answer in the end and I dare not be found wanting in the defense of the weak and helpless.