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.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

40 Days: Baby Saved in Rochester

This from the 40 Days team here in Rochester -

We had our first Rochester "save" of the 2009 campaign today! Martha and Mary Lou were at the vigil when three young women were dropped off by a man. One of them announced to Martha that she was about to have a baby but that her friend who she was with was here to have an abortion. At that point, the woman she was referring to started running for the entrance to the abortion mill. Martha urged her friends to go after her and talk her out of it. They all disappeared into the building and when they didn't come out, Martha began reciting the attached poem, "My life depends on you" at the top of her voice while Mary Lou prayed. After several minutes, the women came out. The woman who was going to have the abortion approached Mary and said: "I heard you from inside the building and I just couldn't go through with it". Thanks be to God. While it's gratifying to here results like this, we have to realize every prayer we say, every information packet we give out, and every time someone sees us holding those signs makes an impact. We need more vigil volunteers.

Thank you, Lord!


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