I will find some way of encouraging a mother of a young child
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Father, I come into your holy presence this
day aware that you guide my life with love. I believe that nothing happens to me unless you will it.
I renew my faith in your promise of heaven, where every tear will be wiped away. Thank you for
getting involved in our cruel world in order to heal it with your love.
Lord, may my presence today be a help to those in need.
want to cry with these women who have had their children stolen from them in the most defenseless
time of their lives. Human cruelty reaches so deep that it desires to maintain power by snuffing out
the lives of others! Yet these children silently remind us of another reality. They remind us that
there is a place where tyranny does not reign. There is a King who rules by love and whose kingdom
cannot be defeated by cruelty. These children are messengers of that kingdom. They have been called
to give a brief but powerful witness of the fight that this King will wage for love. They have gone
ahead of him, and their mothers will find them and hold them forever one day in the presence of
Thy Kingdom Come! This is the cry of these children. One
day this new King will reign, but it will happen through a terrible fight with death and cruelty.
These children are powerful prophets of the struggle of this King. They are prophets of the drama of
human history where everything is at stake. Their cries are powerful prayers that will be heard by
the Father, and their cries begin to stir in that special Child the desire to give his life as a
ransom for souls. He will reign by pouring out his life as a gift for these children and for many
The Church has declared these children martyrs. The first
saints of Christ are infants. Infants speak to us at Christmas, and their witness does not go
unnoticed. These children inspire the Church and pray for her. A child speaks to us of goodness and
innocence. A child reminds us of the attitude we should have before God. Christ always lives with a
heart of a child, a heart that trusts completely in his Father. He shows special predilection for
children. He knows that often they are his most powerful apostles, inviting others to God’s house by
the simplicity and intimacy of their love for him. How many parents have been converted or
discovered a deeper relationship with Christ through the example of their
Conversation with Christ:
Jesus, it saddens me so much to see how
these children were
taken from their mothers and killed. It tears my heart apart to
today so many children are never given the chance
to know their mother’s love because of the
evil of abortion.
I want to be a consolation to your heart, Lord. I want to give
best of myself to you today in order to offer you some
of the love that these children wanted to
give. Let my life be
a witness of unselfish love. Let me be like
I will find some way of encouraging a mother of a young
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