I AM NOT SURE ABOUT THE COUNTRY, BUT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IS CELEBRATING RESPECT FOR LIFE THIS MONTH. This not only means we are pro-life when it comes to abortion, murder of the unborn child, or when it comes to assisted suicide or when it comes to euthanasia or killing of the elderly, etc. but we are talking about RESPECTING ALL LIFE, FROM CONCEPTION TO NATURAL DEATH. ALL LIFE IS PRECIOUS. The Bible says, God knows our name before we were conceived and He has a plan for each of us.
Our priest gave a wonderful sermon 2 weeks ago which I meant to write up right while I still remembered most of it, but that did not happen. Now, this is the important part that I remember.
WE WILL NOT END THE DISREPECT FOR LIFE IN THIS COUNTRY UNTIL WE START RESPECTING OURSELVES. EACH ONE OF US HAS TO RESPECT OURSELVES AND OUR BODIES AS IF GOD MADE US AND IS WITH US ALL THE TIME. WHICH HE IS. WE ALSO NEED TO RESPECT EACH AND EVERY OTHER PERSON FOR THE SAME REASON. Until each and every one of us starts treating ourselves and every other person as a CHILD OF GOD, WITH RESPECT, nothing is this country or the world for that mater, is going to change.
The Women I have heard speak, who have abortions, say that it is usually out of desperation or because they know of no other alternative. There are other alternatives, and there has to be a way to help each and every one find them. Assisted suicide is also out of desperation and pain. Pain which with good care, could be eliminated until natural death. It seems to me it is often others who do not want to see their loved one suffer, who offer that solution. Usually there are other ways to alleviate pain. To not help an older person or disabled person to live comfortably until the end of their time, by not providing the necessary help or treatment is just plain murder. Is our Country coming to this????
MOST OF US ARE PRO LIFE WHEN IT COMES TO OURSELVES, why not for the helpless unborn and everyone else? I AGREE WITH THE PRIEST, WE MUST START RESPECTING EACH AND EVERY OTHER PERSON. AS JESUS SAID: “love your neighbor as yourself”. However that is hard to do when a person has no love or respect for their own selves. AND THAT IS WHERE WE MUST START TO CHANGE IN THIS COUNTRY.
LOVE YOURSELF BECAUSE YOU ARE A CHILD OF GOD, GOD DOES NOT MAKE JUNK, HE HAS WONDERFUL PLANS FOR YOU AND HE LOVES YOU NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO OR HOW YOU LOOK. THEN LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF, FOR THE SAME REASON.
LET US MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THIS COUNTRY, LET IT START WITH EACH OF US AND PASS IT ON!!!!!!!!!!!!