Lisa4 Catholics - In a way, this is more personal…
As I’ve been praying and writing on the issue of Abortion, I’ve realized that we tend to concentrate on the Babies who are being slaughtered and the women who, just as ften as not, are being victimized by the Abortion-Industrial Complex (A-I C), but we almost never pray for those inside the A-I C, esp. those at the top who are profiting from the slaughtering and suffering such as Dr. Henry Morgantaler up in Canada.
I’m using him, because he’s pretty much the Yassir Arafat of the A-I C from everything I’ve seen, and I’ve had experience praying for him.
Lisa, during the whole letter writing campagin to Canada, I became aware that God was saddened, not just because Babies were being slaughtered by Abortion, but because people made in his image redeemed by his blood and beloved by him were doing the slaughtering.
You see, God loves each and every person in that room, He loves the baby who is being killed. He loves the mother who has brought herself and her baby there for this, maybe because the bay is nothing more than inconvenient. He loves the nurse who sets the whole thing up, and he loves the Abortionist who murders the baby without so much as a thought about the baby or the mother.
The baby who is being killed will not go down to hell, but everyone else in that room just might, and if the Abortionst doesn’t repent, he will, because the Abortionist knows deep down what he is doing. Your Santeria Priestess knows what she is doing and what her destination is.
And, because of that, God is saddened and pained all the more. Because:
*Do I indeed derive any pleasure from the death of the wicked? says the Lord GOD. Do I not rather rejoice when he turns from his evil way that he may live?
But if a wicked man, turning from the wickedness he has committed, does what is right and just, he shall preserve his life; since he has turned away from all the sins which he committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.*
Ezekiel 18:23, 27-28. NAB
*Answer them: As I live, says the Lord GOD, I swear I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked man, but rather in the wicked man’s conversion, that he may live. Turn, turn from your evil ways! Why should you die, O house of Israel?
And though I say to the wicked man that he shall surely die, if he turns away from his sin and does what is right and just, giving back pledges, restoring stolen goods, living by the statutes that bring life, and doing no wrong, he shall surely live, he shall not die. None of the sins he committed shall be held against him; he has done what is right and just, he shall surely live.*
Ezekiel 33:11, 14-16 NAB
*So to them he addressed this parable.
"What man among you having a hundred sheep and losing one of them would not leave the ninety-nine in the desert and go after the lost one until he finds it?
And when he does find it, he sets it on his shoulders with great joy and, upon his arrival home, he calls together his friends and neighbors and says to them, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep.’
I tell you, in just the same way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance.
"Or what woman having ten coins and losing one would not light a lamp and sweep the house, searching carefully until she finds it?
And when she does find it, she calls together her friends and neighbors and says to them, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found the coin that I lost.’
In just the same way, I tell you, there will be rejoicing among the angels of God over one sinner who repents."*
Luke 15: 3-10. NAB
Lisa, the only person in that room not fully deserving of hell is the baby who is murdered and possibly the mother who is confused and used by the A-I C. We have to pray for the Abortionists and all their assistants and supporters that they come to repentence.
It grieves God greatly that he has to throw them into hell. He loves them all, and Christ suffered and died for them all, even for the racist skunks like Dr. Henry Morgantaler.
That is the depth of God’s love, and the depth of Christ’s suffering on the Cross.
I think God wants to convert the Abortionists out of business, and, maybe, that’s why he didn’t let us succeed in blasting he FILIBUSTER that was protecting ROE V. WADE.
As it said in my old Book of Common Prayer: “God desireth not the death of a sinner, but rather that he should turn from his wickedness and live.” (Morning Prayer Service)
Let us pray for their REPENTANCE from the SIN and CRIME of Abortion and CONVERSION to our Lord so that they may be saved.
Blessed are they who act to save the lives of God’s Little Ones. Michael