2/18/10

What Pro-Choice Really Means


CHOOSING AND LOSING


"Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live, by loving the Lord, your God, heeding His voice, and holding fast to Him." —Deuteronomy 30:19-20"


Pro-choice" today means choosing to do what you want, even to the point of violating the rights of babies by killing them through abortion. "Pro-choice" means you choose to deprive babies of all choices, even the choice to live.


However, the Lord commands us to choose life, not selfishness and the deaths of others. We choose life by choosing obedience to the Lord. Ultimately, we choose life by choosing to lose our lives (Lk 9:24), that is, to deny ourselves, take up Jesus' cross each day, and follow in His steps (Lk 9:23). Thus, Jesus chose life by choosing to obey His Father and die on the cross for love of us. God understands "pro-choice" to mean obedience, not selfishness, and dying to self rather than taking the lives of others.


Are we "pro-choice" according to Planned Parenthood's propaganda or according to God's word? Even if we have never had an abortion or participated in one, we can be the "pro-choice" of Planned Parenthood if we're not obeying the Lord and denying ourselves. If we are not following the crucified Jesus, we may be unknowingly following the spirit of Planned Parenthood. Choose Jesus, Who is Life (Jn 14:6). Father, by Your grace I choose life, obedience, dying to self, the cross, and Jesus.
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***Dear children, God created you with free will to comprehend and to choose: Life or Death. I as a mother, with motherly love, desire to help you to comprehend and to choose life. My children, do not deceive yourselves with false peace and false joy. Permit me, my children, to show you the true way, the way that leads to life – my Son.-- Thank you.-- Our Lady's Medjugorje message, of July 2, 2006.

1 comment:

Ed Sousa, Sr. said...

When reading the Gospel it is important to have the following in mind from John's Testimony:

“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him. (John 3:16-17)

Gospel for Thursday, Feb. 18:

22 saying, "The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised."

23 And he said to all, "If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.

24 For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake, he will save it.

25 For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?
Matthew 9: 14 - 15