In this life, God sets before each one of us the choice between ‘life and good’ and ‘death and evil’ . (CF: Deut 30:15)
‘Life’ is associated, always with that which is ‘good’.
‘Death’ is associated always, with that which is ‘evil’.
Daily we must make a choice between the two, between ‘life’ or ‘death’. What is your choice?
Today, in 2014, there is a fierce battle throughout the world, taking place between those who believe in and defend ‘life and good’ and the other camp, those who promote ‘death and evil’.
Those who defend, peacefully, life and good, are those who love God and their neighbour, created in the ‘image and likeness of God’.
“So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply…)” (Genesis 1:27-28)
This was the beginning of the human race created by God, Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. God created a ‘male’, Adam and a ‘female’, Eve, so they could “be fruitful and multiply”.
This was the beginning of the ‘Traditional family unit’ as God intended it to be, made up of a father and a mother and their ‘children’, their ‘offspring’.
This is where the battleground is today. The Devil and his followers are barbarically and inhumanely doing everything they can to destroy the Traditional family through the ‘pill, contraception and gay marriage’.
These represent the sinful death-infested breeding grounds of the ‘Culture of Death’., that the Evil One is aggressively promoting throughout the world.
The war is very intense and the pro-life ‘warriors’ are few! God is looking for warriors.
Are you willing to be one of them?
Are you willing to be a “pro-life Warrior “? The “Culture of Life” is in great need of many more committed and fearless pro-life warriors who when presented the opportunity will cross over into “death-infested” boundaries.
By death-infested I mean those places that are infested with sin. “For the wages of sin is death. But the grace of God, life everlasting, in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
These death-infested areas are so evident in the Culture of Death, which consist of contraception, abortion, promiscuity, sodomy, euthanasia, etc.
What do we do so as to be ‘enabled’ to ‘enter into’, to ‘cross over’ the threshold and be in the ‘midst’ of the death-infested areas of this sinful world?
Remember the words of our Lord: “The harvest indeed is great, but the labourers are few.” (Matthew 9:37)
Will you commit to being one of those ‘few’?
God, through the Holy Spirit will enable you if you enter into Jesus’s great ‘Amen’. Follow the loving example of Jesus. Just before The Passion Jesus prayed to the Father: “Father, if Thou wilt, remove this chalice from me: but yet not my will, but thine be done.” (Luke 22:42)
Such was the awesome love Jesus had for our souls that he gave his great “Amen” to the Father’s will. Entering into Jesus’s great Amen is the ‘Golden Key’ to becoming a valiant pro-life Warrior.
We also are called to get into a serious and committed mode of prayer and ask for the grace to be able to ‘lay our life down’ to save another life.
Mary, Mother of God and Mediatrix of All Graces can help us tremendously in coming before our Lord, at the foot of the Cross and surrender our ‘will’ to His will.
He will then use each of us in a very unique and powerful way!
I have experienced this joy of surrendering to God’s will several times in my life. The most recent being in the summer of 2011. Just prior to 2011 I was caregiver and Power of Attorney for my precious mother for nine years. My mission of caring for Mom was completed. I was home alone and knelt at the foot of the Cross and prayed: “Lord, if you can use me to fight against abortion, I’m yours.”
That summer I joined a one week “Show The Truth” tour throughout the Ottawa Valley showing the horrors of abortion by means of large graphic images along busy highways.
It was a tremendous learning experience and through it I met ‘Cy Winter’, a veteran pro- life advocate and warrior who daily protested abortion on Bank St., in Ottawa in front of a Mortgentaler abortion clinic. My time spent protesting in front of the abortion clinic with Cy was another very valuable learning experience. Thank you Cy.
So with my wife’s blessing I moved to Ottawa. After spending three months protesting abortion with Cy I felt led through prayer to join Fr Tony Van Hee, S.J. On Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
I have been on the ‘Hill’ since February 5, 2012 and have also opened a website called www.aborterrorism.ca which is used to protest abortion worldwide.
To get an idea of my pro-life ministry on the ‘Hill ‘ visit my blog. When you say ‘Yes’ to God, get ready. He’ll surprise you continually!
What challenges and joy!
Linda Gibbons is another wonderful pro-life warrior. Her commitment to the pro-life battle has taken her ‘into’ the ‘bubble zone’ of abortion clinics in Toronto, carrying her sign with the photo of a baby and the heart-wrenching words “Why Mom? When I have so much love to give.”
Crossing the boundary into the bubble zone has gotten Linda Gibbons arrested and put in jail many times and for many years. Please see the following link for more info re Linda Gibbons.
However being in prison does not put a stop to Linda’s pro-life ministry. She continues to ‘expose’ the horrors of abortion and the Good News of the Gospel behind bars. She once told me in a letter she wrote to me, “Expose! Expose! Expose!”…the horrors of abortion!
Another valiant pro-life warrior is ‘Mary Wagner’. Through prayerful discernment her commitment to the pro-life cause has taken her right ‘into’ the abortion clinics. She crosses the boundary with her weapons of great love for the unborn baby and it’s mother, a rose, and pro-life literature in order to go and verbally engage with mothers who often are only minutes away from killing their baby.
Mary also landed in jail. But just like Linda, her pro-life ministry continues behind bars and in the courts. They are both reaching out in the sin-infested areas to the lost with God’s awesome love and mercy.
There are many other wonderful pro-life advocates who have paid a heavy price for standing up for the ‘Culture of Life’. God is using them to snatch many souls from Hell and save the lives of many babies from aborterrorism.
Another such Warrior is ‘Bill Whatcott’. You can see the great work he is doing by going to his website www.freenorthamerica.ca . Bill has just released his book “Born In A Graveyard”. I have just finished reading it. I highly recommend it. In it you will get to know someone who is not afraid to cross the boundaries of the Culture of Death.
Bill Whatcott loves God passionately and proclaims His truth fearlessly, while defending the sanctity and dignity of human life, prayerfully and compassionately in this “Culture of Death”.
Will you, dear friend, go before The Lord in deep prayer, ask for Mother Mary’s intercession on your behalf in order for you to have the ‘grace’ to surrender all to God’s will in this fierce battle against the Culture of Death?!
There is a great joy and peace within this surrender and commitment to God’s will. God will commission you with a ‘unique mission’ and equip you to accomplish it through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Let us be mindful of Saint Pope John Paul’s words: “Be Not Afraid!”, as we prayerfully go forth in our daily life to cross over into the sinful death-infested boundaries of the Culture of Death.
Remember also, God’s perfect Love casts out all fear. (CF: http://striveforheavennow.ca/perfect-love/ )
Strengthened by a deep life of prayer, let us be vessels of God’s love and mercy to those enmeshed by the sins of the death-infested Culture of Drath.
Like Saint Faustina of The Most Blessed Sacrament let us live out her prayer described in her Diary (163):
I want to be completely transformed into Your mercy and to be Your living reflection, O Lord. May the greatest of all divine attributes, that of Your unfathomable mercy, pass through my heart and soul to my neighbor.
Help me, O Lord, that my eyes may be merciful, so that I may never suspect or judge from appearences, but look for what is beautiful in my neighbors’ souls and come to their rescue.
Help me, that my ears may be merciful, so that I may give heed to my neighbors’ needs and not be indifferent to their pains and moanings.
Help me, O Lord, that my tongue may be merciful, so that I should never speak negatively of my nieghbor, but have a word of comfort and forgiveness for all.
Help me, O Lord, that my hands may be merciful and filled with good deeds, so that I may do only good to my neighbors and take upon myself the more difficult and toilsome tasks.
Help me, that my feet may be merciful, so that I may hurry to assist my neighbor, overcoming my own fatigue and weariness. My true rest is in the service of my neighbor.
Help me, O Lord, that my heart may be merciful so that I myself may feel all the sufferings of my neighbor. I will refuse my heart to no one. I will be sincere even with those who, I know, will abuse my kindness. And I will lock myself up in the most merciful Heart of Jesus. I will bear my own suffering in silence. May Your mercy, O Lord, rest upon me (…).
O my Jesus, transform me into Yourself , for you can do all things. (163)
One step at a time, one day at a time, as pro-life warriors let us determine in our heart to proclaim the Gospel of Life with Truth and Love as we ‘cross over’ the boundaries into the areas infested with the ‘Culture of Death’.
Like Jesus, like Mary, let us give our ‘Amen’ to God the Father. Then the harvest will be the saving of many babies from the horrors of aborterrorism and of many souls from Hell.
Donald Andre Bruneau
Feast of Divine Mercy, April 27, 2014.