View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Send the President a Pro-Life Valentine


Barb, over at SFOmom, shared an interesting idea: A Valentine for Obama with a pro-life message.

She says the idea has been floating around the internet.

The basic plan is to get a red envelope and to address it to

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20500

Then on the back you write: This envelope represents one child who died in abortion.
It is empty because that life was unable to offer anything to the world. Responsibility begins with conception.

Then mail it and encourage as many people as possible to do likewise.

Now it is unlikely that getting a few envelopes - or a few 10,000? - would do much to get President Obama to change his thinking (though that it always possible), but it might help him to remember that there are many pro-lifers out there and might make him more hesitant to force some extreme abortion measures on the nation.

There's a variation on this envelope idea that Barb picked up from Esther at A Catholic Mom in Hawaii.

Esther suggests putting a small card in the envelope with these words: OPEN your heart to the lives of your unborn CITIZENS. Be a President to ALL Americans!

And you can add a few prayer cards as well.

Hmm.

I think we can take this idea even further: Why not send similar envelopes and cards to our pro-choice elected officials - especially the "Catholic" ones like New York Senator Kirsten Gillbrand.

Silly? Not effective?

What the heck. It might get some people's attention. It might make some people think. It might eventually lead to a few saved souls and saved lives.

Being a Franciscan, I'm willing to be a fool for Christ - and for Life.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

No problem being a fool for Christ...this won't get us arrested?

4:30 PM  
Blogger Lee Strong said...

Arrested? Nah. Just audited by the IRS :-)

5:17 PM  

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