The almanac predicted that today would be extremely cold, followed by a storm. Looks like they were right on. We were undecided whether or not we would venture to Washington D.C. as we had previously done, to join in The March for Life. Thankfully, we are praying at home, the cold is too extreme for me. Yet, today I find myself looking at the "The Visitation Icon."
This Icon shows Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist, who is pregnant with him, embracing the Virgin Mary who is pregnant with Jesus. John recognizing Jesus, leapt with joy, at hearing the voice of Mary.
Elizabeth said to Mary "Blessed art thou among women & blessed is the fruit of thy womb." (Luke 1:41-42).
Gospel passages witness to the life in the womb. "Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you... Jer 1:5 Is 44:2 Psalm 139: 13-16.
We are all creations of the Lord, who gives to us life, and creates life through us. A life that will be with us for all eternity. There is no greater gift to be given. We just need to place our trust in the Living God. Life is God's decision.
God bless you today in your witness for life, it is a human right.
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