Meditation is an ideal way to pray. Using God's word (Lectio Divina) allows me to hear, listen and reflect on what the Lord wants to say to me - to one of his disciples - just like He did two thousand years ago.
The best time to reflect is at the beginning of the day and for at least 15 to 30 minutes.
Prior to going to sleep, read the Mass readings for the next day and then, in the morning, reflect on the Meditation offered on this website.
I hope these daily meditations allow you to know, love and imitate the Lord in a more meaningful way.
God bless you!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Jn 5:31-47 Inconvenient Truths

Jn 5:31-47 Inconvenient Truths

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Jesus said to the Jews: “If I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is not true. But there is another who testifies on my behalf, and I know that the testimony he gives on my behalf is true.”

The term “Inconvenient Truths” was popularized by Al Gore. The problem with this popularization is that it was almost entirely driven by current hysteria and scientific falsehoods.

Coming soon to theatres near you (this Friday) is a movie that brings to light a very “inconvenient truth”: abortion survivors. I had never heard of abortion survivors until recently, and for good reason: they are rare; as rare as Holocaust survivors. How in the world can a child survive an abortion? How can an infant survive being torn to pieces or burned alive? Answer: They do. The very instinct to survive must be as incredible as the unbelievable intent to kill one’s own child.

“October Baby” is a Christian based movie without any overt Christian tones; except for the fact that the protagonists are capable of loving convenient as well as inconvenient babies. The movie is about a young lady in search of her biological mother. What she finds is truth, love and forgiveness. What she finds surprises her.

Pro-life advocates love this movie because it is about inconvenient truths, unconditional love and incredible forgiveness. It is the Gospel of Life in action! Pro-Choice advocates should love this movie because it highlights the drama of our mistaken choices and how they can come back to not haunt us, but to love us!

I have not yet seen this movie, but I am certain of what I will find: No enemies.

Truth and Love is gaining ground across the nation because it is gaining friends as well as enemies; that is, it is gaining new friends, and friends who were once adversaries.

The Pro-Life movement testifies that everyone is a victim: mom, dad, child and abortionist. The Pro-Choice movement testifies that far too many are inconvenient, including child and father.

In this battle, millions are at stake: millions of dollars and millions of lives. A Pro-Choice advocate has much to gain; a Pro-Life advocate has little to gain; except, of course, a little life.

Side-walk Christians give witness to love and bear witness to the truth by loving the infant and the mother who doesn’t. They stand in the rain, snow and hail praying a Hail Mary just in case there is a change in mind! They show great concern for the mom just as much as they can show great concern for the child. The tide is turning in favor of the Pro-Life movement, thanks in all for their love for “Pro-Choice” advocates.

It took millions of years for life to appear on earth. Life has tenacity and humility to survive. There are many on this planet that would love to sweep it all under the carpet; but life in all its tenacity and humility will not allow that to happen.

Enemies can be a very convenient excuse for our selfish thoughts, laws and actions. But truth with love conquers all; and if it doesn't, then forgiveness will re-conquer all!

1 comment:

  1. Thank-you for posting about "October Baby." I'm sure you're aware John Schneider, who stars in the movie, is speaking at this year's Bishop's Pro-Life dinner on April 14th. I'm looking forward to viewing the movie myself. I think the timing of this movie's release is perfect with all of the pro-abortion/contraception issues facing our nation at this time.

    I remember when "Bella" was released a few years ago. I saw it in a Chicago movie theatre with a fairly "liberal" audience. How interesting to hear the comments coming out of the mouths of the spectators. Some people called it the worst movie they've ever seen in their life. Others, like myself, really thought it as quality with a positive message. People are so polarized by the abortion issue. Quite an uncomfortable topic to discuss. However, what a strong need for us Pro-Life Catholics to spread the truth of abortion even if its an "inconvenient truth" and not something people want to be reminded about.

    Have a great day, Father!



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