Polls reveal that the majority of Americans oppose unrestricted abortion but what good is that? Does it really make a difference if you claim to be pro-life but do nothing? For a large part of our history people were philosophically opposed to slavery but it continued until the Civil War because people did nothing for various reasons.
What will we say to God when He asks us why we did nothing? What will we say to the children whose lives could have been saved? Wouldn’t you rather meet in heaven those children who lived because you prayed, called a politician, stood in a life chain or joined a pro-life march?
So often people claim to be pro-life but don’t want to impose their views on others. That is absolutely no reason not to pray for life. Prayer is the least we can do. It doesn’t matter if we are homebound, confined to a wheelchair: we can pray for life. We can pray for pregnant women to make the right choice, for them to seek real help and guidance. Say the rosary. Every year the Diocese of Charleston had a campaign for 40,000 rosaries for Life in conjunction with the 40 Days for Life Campaign beginning September 25. There are at least a couple hundred thousand Catholics in the diocese. Why can’t we quadruple that goal?
Sunday October 6th is the Life Chain. Locally, there are three in HorryCounty; one at St Michael’s, St Andrew’s and outside Wal-Mart in Conway. Thousands of Catholics will attend mass that weekend. Why can’t we get a thousand to stand for life? Are the Giants, Redskins or Red Sox really that important? What will you say to God about that?
We can drive to Charlotte to see the Panthers live. Many of us spent hours getting to sports events up North or waited in line 4-5 hours for Black Friday Sales but we can’t drive 20 miles to Myrtle Beach and spend an hour standing to life. What does that say about our priorities? What will God think?
For information on a life chain near you go to www.lifechain.net.