by Patte Smith on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 1:25pm
What would I have done? Would I have had the courage to stand against the tyrannical King who ordered the slaughter of innocents? Would I have helped Mary and Joseph, or any other mother and child escape the murderous wrath of a jealous King? I’d like to think that the answer is YES.
...Herod has been eclipsed by an army of bloody tyrants who walk the corridors of power today...the agreement is that the price of power is BABIES MUST DIE.
Yes, I used the imperative.
No, it’s not melodramatic.
We have long since passed some academic right to choose abortion. The field of Obstetrics brings unrelenting pressure to bear on women who might be carrying a less than perfect child. Trisomic conditions are cause for summary execution. Women and men are brow-beaten, called selfish (and worse) for wanting to bring their special needs children into the world. If the baby is anencephalic, parents are called monsters for bringing the child to term.
No, it seems that there is a mandate now for abortion. And the list of those marked as unworthy of life continues to grow.
...modern day Herods.
... children... ground us, make us face maturity by calling us to focus on their utter helplessness. They teach us the meaning of love. They teach us redemptive suffering. They save us from eternal adolescent narcissism, and draw us closer to God.
So as we begin to move closer to Christmas, to the timeless narrative of the Nativity, and the story of Herod’s evil, we should bear in mind that we are all called to do something about the slaughter of innocents in our day.
I don’t know what I would have done then.
I do know what we are called to do now.
~ Gerard Nadal
Excerpted from: http://gerardnadal.com/2010/12/08/herods-host/
Friends, I urge you to prayerfully seek the help & strength of Jesus Christ to do something to intervene to save imperiled infants in your city. Google your city & 'abortion' & then go & take a visible AND audible stand for life & eternity. Lift up your voice for the voiceless. In the Name of Jesus;
Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. Proverbs 24:11
For advice on how to begin reaching out to the perishing orphans at the abortuary near you:
Together for Life & Eternity,