Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Each October since I was a little girl, I remember standing on the streets outside St Vincent's or St Gabriel's in Charlotte bravely holding pro-life signs.
I always thought that the Life Chain didn't last long enough. By the time we got our signs and found a nice place to stand, it would be time to return our signs, stowing them away until next year.
For most people, the annual life chain is the only chance they have to be involved in the pro-life movement.
If your parish is having a life chain on October 5, join in if you can. And, think about other ways you can be involved in the pro-life movement throughout the year. If the sign you hold says "Jesus Forgives & Heals," consider promoting a local "Rachel's Vineyard" retreat for healing after abortion.
If your sign says "Abortion Kills Children," consider donating to a local pregnancy care center.
If you are holding the message, "Adoption: The Loving Option," spend some time in prayer for kids in foster care who are awaiting placement.
Don't be afraid to use the Life Chain as a springboard to more involvement in the pro-life cause. These little babies won't have a funeral or a grave, but you can make sure they don't die without loving prayer.