“May it be done to me according to your word.”
Friends of Life,
For many Christians, the month of May is known as the Month of Mary - set aside to honor Mary as the Theotokos (Mother of God). It's common in many faith-traditions to hold special Marian devotions like the crowning of Mary, daily recitations of the Rosary, or to set aside an area for prayer and veneration before the Virgin Mother.
This May, specifically, has me thinking of Mary's Fiat - her yes to life and the complete subjugation of her will to that of our creator. Scared - perhaps. Confused - I bet. Yet Mary, through her affirmation, changed the course of history and became the perfect embodiment of obedience to the Father; without her yes there would have been no Incarnation!
So how are we living up to Mary's example? If you're like me, perhaps not so well. Are you making the best use of opportunities to say "yes" to life? If not, you're in luck - I have a few opportunities for you:
- Pray. Pray for the women facing an unplanned pregnancy. Pray for strong male role models. Pray for the volunteers and staff at our pregnancy resource centers. Pray for our elected leaders.
Contact your Metro Councilperson and let them know you do not support the proposed "buffer zone" ordinance as it negatively impacts our sidewalk counselors and their ability to help women say "yes" to life.
- Consider becoming an official Right to Life of Louisville member to support us in creating a culture of life in our community. More on this below.
- Like and share our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter (yes, Twitter has us temporary restricted - shock!).
Thanks for all you do to say "yes to life" in our community. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please let me know.