Good Morning Out There! It is a cool, overcast morning. We have been blessed with
rain the last couple of days and we are so thankful! I just finished up some book work
and I'm going to get ready so that I can head up to the courtyard. I looked up the 40
Days for Life daily devotion for today (day 30) and I want to share part of it with you.
There is a devotion for each day and they all include an intention, scripture, reflection
and a prayer. I will give you the link at the end of my blog post in case you would like
to read the devotions for each day.
The scripture reading for today is:
And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary that the babe leaped
in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. Then she spoke out with
a loud voice and said,
"Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!
But why is this granted to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
For indeed, as soon as the voice of your greeting sounded in my ears,
the babe leaped in my womb for joy.
The reflection is from Father Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life
Jesus not only loves unborn children — He was one himself!
Think about this for a moment.
We often hear people speak of a pregnant mother by saying,
"She’s expecting a child."
Now if one is expecting a package, the package is not yet there.
As reflected in our verse for today, however, this is not the case with the mother.
Her gift is already there.
The pregnant woman, a mother already, does not have a child "on the way,"
but has a child, already present and in full possession of his or her human rights,
starting with the right to life.
I think that is such a beautiful reflection, and so true! Once you find out you are
pregnant, the planning begins!
I wish I had more time to write today, but I must go. Please pray for a conversion
of hearts, please pray that all people will see the unborn as the precious babies
they are, not tissue, but babies - gifts from God.
If you would like to learn more about 40 Days for Life - the website is:
Bye for now, Sharla