Letter To The Editor: Living Pro-Life Recommendations
Published: January 29, 2009
To the Editor:
As Mother Teresa taught us, it is more important to be faithful than to be successful.
Here are some recommendations for living a pro-life life.
Pray, pray, pray. Our Lady of Guadalupe is the most familiar New World image of Mary and the only true picture of the Mother of God. As the patroness of the Americas and of the unborn, she holds a special place in the hearts of many. Let us pray through her intercession for a sweeping change of heart for protection of life at any stage.
Let’s repent of our own sins of abortion, artificial birth control, immorality, judgment of persons rather than acts, sins of omission.
Let’s make pro-life education of the children a regular feature for every year of religious education. It would be age appropriate—the life of a preborn child, the value of every human life, theology of the body, etc. Sex and abortion need not be mentioned until the children are of age.
Let’s ask our archdiocese to put together a practical guide on how to teach children sex education according to the Theology of the Body for any parent who desires it and/or sponsor speakers who can teach them and/or their children.
Let’s arm our young people with not only respect for life but practical aids in helping their peers who are pregnant. These young people in high school, college and even sometimes middle school can be the only positive voice for life.
Let’s all get Choose Life license plates (http://www.gachoose-life.org/) and be a driving billboard for life.
Christ teaches us when giving alms “never let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.” Let’s not let this apply to our children when you give alms to the poor, the disabled, any marginalized group of people. Let them know that your family remembers women who are worried about being pregnant. Let your child know that you are doing it and why you are doing it.
Let the Respect Life Office in our churches be a busy, profitable office, busy with practical and helpful information for respect life, family education, resource referral for crisis pregnancy or post-abortion help. Post how to contact the Respect Life Committee in the bulletin every week in a prominent place.
Let’s educate the general populace (about the) abortifacient effect of much of the birth control that is being used today.
Let’s reach out to, befriend and show love and encouragement, especially to the teens and young adults.
When we show love, we are Christ’s love. We must show love especially to our children to always make them feel worthwhile and loved.
Let’s always remember our victory is in Christ.
Chris Rowe, Lilburn