Wednesday, November 5, 2008

On Our Knees

The sun still rose this morning. The sun will still set tonight. Our God - our good God - uses all things for good for those who love Him.

Praise Him for the beginning of the end of racism in our land. Pray that the election of an African American man to the highest office in the land will act as a healing balm on the soul of our national consciousness, erasing some of the pain of the memory of slavery and racial segregation.

And beg Him for the grace of conversion for our President elect. During a remarkable homily this morning, Fr. invoked the memories of the slaughter and displacement of the Native Americans, of the horrors of Auschwitz, and of the history of the past 35 years in our own nation, soaked with the blood of a great and silent genocide. It is terrible, he said, when the oppressed becomes the oppressor. Our President elect is not merely pro-choice; He is pro-abortion.

We have elected to the highest office in the land a man who is deadly committed to the promulgation of abortion and abortion rights. What should be a day of victory for Americans who have long struggled against the shameful sins of our collective past is awash in a bittersweet pall, for the man who has come to embody hope for so many is himself a victim of a culture which embraces and extols hopelessness.

Without life, we have no hope. What future can we strive for so long as we continue to participate in and allow the wanton destruction of 25% of our population? One in four Americans will fall victim to abortion.

I watched Barack Obama assume the grave responsibility of governing the free world last night, and with his family of four arrayed at his side, I couldn't help but grieve over the statistical reality that one of them should not be there.

I would never personally choose an abortion, you might be saying. Fine. But that you would give license to the violence done to another innocent human being does not excuse you from the reality of the grave evil which modernity - awash in secular relativism and confusion - has elevated as a virtue.

The blood of the past 35 years is on the hands of our great nation today. What America will become is up to us, the people who populate her shores and elect her leaders. The next four years will offer challenges such as we have yet to face, but we can be confident in one thing: God is still God. He did not abandon Israel, and He will not abandon us. But, as a good Father, He will not deny us the correction and the loving discipline that is due. He will not fail us, though we have failed Him time and again.

God have mercy on our new President, and God preserve our great nation.

4 comments:

  1. 1 in 4 people die from abortion? Please tell me that you just made that up because it is absolutely ridiculous. I think there are more important things to worry about in the real world besides abortion. If you are so worried about the US population, start a movement to end cancer or heart disease which are the number 1 killers in America.

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  2. Jeff,

    A little light reading for your consideration:

    http://www.abortionno.org/Resources/fastfacts.html

    http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_induced_abortion.html

    Do the research first, speak later. It generally works out in your favor....

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  3. Excellent- as usual, Jenny!!

    It IS absolutely ridiculous, Jeff. And horrifying. And heart-wrenching. But that doesn't make it less true.

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  4. As I read Jeff's post, I was gearing up to respond - but ya beat me to the punch, Jenny.

    From the conversations I've had, especially of late, Jeff's ignorance is typical - even among moral and religious folks. That's why, come Jan. 20, we will be living in an Obamanation. WAKE UP, PEOPLE!

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