Friday, August 29, 2008

Take up your cross and follow me!

Christ tells us in this coming Sunday's Gospel (OF) that we must take up our Cross and follow after Him, if we wish to be His disciples. Saint Paul beseeches us to offer our bodies as an acceptable sacrifice to God.
On September 24, at 12:01 a.m., the 40 Days for Life fall campaign will kick off. For forty days, men and women from across the country and then some will be taking up their cross to follow Christ. They will be offering their bodies as an acceptable sacrifice. We know, of course, that this is done in union with the Sacrifice of the Mass, offered daily throughout the world.
The purpose of the campaign is to pray and fast for life -- for an end to abortion without exception. To close down clinics in our cities. They have had success with that already. The campaign also involves non-violent protests at abortion facilities. Primarily the protest is in the form of being present and praying -- many Rosaries.
Please, if you are reading this, consider fasting and praying (step it up a notch, since you already pray!) for our country. Pray for the elections this year. You all know it is crucial that pro-life candidates are elected.

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