Friday, January 25, 2013


Mach is not only the name of the third month of the calendar year ---- it is also a term that means to walk steadily and rhythmically forward in step with others. When you observe people marching together - as a school band in a parade-  you will see exactly what is described - right feet together - bodies erect - not wavering - heads forward held high - arms swinging together - as one giant machine with multiple legs and arms moving in unison. Most marches - as seen in parades - celebrating holidays - sport victories - elections - are inspiring. However, there are those - such as marches of soldiers - that cause concern and fear - a sign of oppression - domination over others. Building a sense of pride - well being - is good - creating a culture of fear - is bad. Today - January 25, 2013 is the Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. - to celebrate life - to protest the 40 year old decision by the Supreme Court to legalize abortion. It is interesting to note that the majority of those marching are not middle aged mothers or doting old women - rather the March is filled with young women and men - the very ones who are coping with the issue of unwanted or unplanned pregnancy.
In Matthew 11:28 Jesus tells us "come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest". People on both sides of the abortion debate would do well to heed these words from Holy Scripture. For the pro-life people - Jesus says to hang in there - it may be a struggle - He will be with you - standing at your side. For the pro-choice people - Jesus says that He is there to help them in their struggle to make the correct choice - to turn to Him as they debate having an abortion or not - to turn to Him in prayer - to seek His guidance. In seeking one must ask - in asking one must seek the truth - in finding the truth - one finds the real Truth - Jesus. In finding Jesus - He will reveal the beauty of life - the sanctity of life - the only decision you can make.

Deacon Dale