a reason to be thankfulDuring the recent election campaigns, I received many emails from people who were very scared or depressed or worried about what may happen. When the voters made their choice, many of these same folks were again depressed. Some of the people who hated McCain tried to rub it in, others asked me what I was going to do since he had lost. And then there were the press accounts consigning the pro-life movement to the grave - yet again.
For those who visit this site, you all know that I had no time to wallow in pity and depression over the election results. My granddaughter was born on November 5, the birthday of my son Justin. His brother had a birthday on November 14. I visited my son in Dallas while attending a fabulous conference on the life and writings of St. Thomas More. A dear friend passed away on November 17 and we prayed for him and all others who have died at his funeral mass on November 22. My son Peter's football team won and exciting game later that afternoon. During this same time I visited one of the emergency pregnancy centers an met with a women who chose life for her baby due to the tremendous work and of one of our sidewalk counselors. I attended a CAP dinner where over 900 people listened to Hugh Hewitt. There were over a 1000 people who supported the work of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. The day after the election I joined in a conference call of over 6000 pro-lifers who re-committed themselves to making abortion unthinkable. I could go on with all that is happening but the point is that LIFE goes on and God is still sovereign.
WE must always be grateful for that reality. He is our rock. He is the source of our peace. AS difficult as life can be, as dangerous as things are and as tough as the times may be ahead, God is still in control. He is our strength.
So while we mourn the loss of the babies killed by the evil hand of the abortion industry, as we worry about our nation and the course it may take, as we wonder how we can be effective in this climate of fear, remember that He is always with you. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Never give up the fight to protect the unborn. Never compromise the truth. Continue to support the cause and don't forget your end of year gift as well.
Be thankful for your life, your family, your faith and the chance to make a difference. Then go out and make that difference in people's lives.