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Veritatis Splendor

"Keep your eyes fixed upon Jesus, who inspires and perfects our faith" --Hebrews 12:2

Pope Benedict XVI before our Lord

And only where God is seen does life truly begin. Only when we meet the living God in Christ do we know what life is. We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution.
Each of us is the result of a thought of God.
Each of us is willed,
each of us is loved,
each of us is necessary.
There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with Him.
~Pope Benedict XVI, Homily April 24th, 2005

Sunday, July 16, 2006

The children of today

I just got this e-mail, and no, it is not the typical "forward of a forward" chain-letter type e-mail - it is a real account, witnessed by a friend of mine just a few days ago. It is a real reminder of the state of the world today - but also a call to hope for the future!

After my doctor appointment I went to the Walmart in W.S.P. [West St. Paul] to pick up some medicine. I saw two young girls ( one who had a small child - apprx. 1 year old ) and a boy having a discussion around the video counter. The boy asked the girl with the small child why she decided to have the baby. She said because she wanted to and mentioned that her father had tried to talk her into an abortion. The young boy looked puzzeled and asked, " Why, don't you believe in abortion?" She responded emphatically, No! She mentioned how she, among other young pregnant teens were shown a video of a lady having an abortion. She said she could see the baby being killed and it seemed as if it was pleading with it's mother and saying No, no mommy. This story made quite an impression on the young boy and I could see him go through a spiritual metamorphisis right before my eyes. A wonderful witness that made my day. I wonder how this young girls father feels now, 1 year later. He's going to have to live the rest of his life knowing that initially he wanted his beautiful grandson murdered.


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