Wednesday, January 14, 2015

March for Life 2015

March for Life

   January 22nd marks the 42nd  anniversary of Roe V Wade where it became legal for women to get abortions. People will gather and march in DC and other areas in the US. With this being a week away I am asking you to join me in praying the Rosary for the next week each and everyday. If you are not sure how to pray the rosary please click here to learn how to. I know for myself it has taken me some time to get into praying the Rosary. I now find it very relaxing and brings me into a deeper area of my soul as I pray it.

       I grew up in a time where abortion was legal. I knew no different and never really understood the reality of it. We have laws that protect us. Laws against murder and child abuse yet we allow abortion. How is that the case? I mean as a kid growing up I thought if it was wrong we had laws to protect us and others. Since there was no law against abortion, I listened to a secular world and thought, they had to be right. After all the government said it is ok and I bought into it. Really never thought about it. Then came a time in my 20's where I saw the video called "Silent Scream"  and my whole world changed. I could not believe it. I didn't understand or didn't want to understand what it really was and now I knew the full truth of it. We were taught in school that it was a quick solution to a problem and then life goes on. Then also I was a guy so it really wasn't "my issue" any way. It is everyones issue. It is humanities issue.

      Let us all take some time out of our day for the next week and pray for the children that we will never know, the women who felt they had no choice, the men who have no say, and the people who stand to change this law. Then after next week please keep those intentions in your prayers each day. This is an issue we all must face and stand against. 

Until tomorrow, God Bless, and may God's will prevail.

Thursday of the First Week in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 308

Reading 1
HEB 3:7-14
The Holy Spirit says:
Oh, that today you would hear his voice,
“Harden not your hearts as at the rebellion
in the day of testing in the desert,
where your ancestors tested and tried me
and saw my works for forty years.
Because of this I was provoked with that generation
and I said, ‘They have always been of erring heart,
and they do not know my ways.’
As I swore in my wrath,
‘They shall not enter into my rest.’”
Take care, brothers and sisters,
that none of you may have an evil and unfaithful heart,
so as to forsake the living God.
Encourage yourselves daily while it is still “today,”
so that none of you may grow hardened by the deceit of sin.
We have become partners of Christ
if only we hold the beginning of the reality firm until the end.

Responsorial Psalm
PS 95:6-7C, 8-9, 10-11
R. (8) If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
Come, let us bow down in worship;
let us kneel before the LORD who made us.
For he is our God,
and we are the people he shepherds, the flock he guides.
R. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
Oh, that today you would hear his voice:
“Harden not your hearts as at Meribah,
as in the day of Massah in the desert,
Where your fathers tempted me;
they tested me though they had seen my works.” 
R. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
Forty years I was wearied of that generation;
I said: “This people’s heart goes astray,
they do not know my ways.”
Therefore I swore in my anger:
“They shall never enter my rest.”
R. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
SEE MT 4:23
R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Jesus preached the Gospel of the Kingdom
and cured every disease among the people.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

MK 1:40-45
A leper came to him and kneeling down begged him and said,
“If you wish, you can make me clean.”
Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand,
touched the leper, and said to him, 
“I do will it. Be made clean.”
The leprosy left him immediately, and he was made clean.
Then, warning him sternly, he dismissed him at once.
Then he said to him, “See that you tell no one anything,
but go, show yourself to the priest
and offer for your cleansing what Moses prescribed;
that will be proof for them.”
The man went away and began to publicize the whole matter.
He spread the report abroad
so that it was impossible for Jesus to enter a town openly.
He remained outside in deserted places,

and people kept coming to him from everywhere.

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