Saturday of the Fourth Week of Advent
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
Lord, may my presence today be a help to those in
We 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 their King.
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 souls.
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 children!
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
see how 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
the very 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 you.
I will find some way of
encouraging a mother of a young child
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