The blog for Massachusetts Citizens for Life: the pro-life movement in the Bay State since 1973.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Dec 28th: Feast of the Holy Innocents
The slaughter of the babies to satisfy Herod's personal ambition reminds me of the work we must do.The task is daunting, but we can find consolation in these words of Congressman Henry Hyde:
"When the time comes, as it surely will, when we face that awesome moment, the final judgment, I've often thought, as Fulton Sheen wrote, that it is a terrible moment of loneliness.You have no advocates, you are there alone, standing before God -- and a terror will rip your soul like nothing you can imagine.But I really think that those in the pro-life movement will not be alone.I believe there will be a chorus of voices that have never been heard in this world, but are heard beautifully and clearly in the next world -- and they will plead for everyone who has been in this movement.They will say to God, 'Spare them because they loved us,' and God will look at us and say not, 'Did you succeed?' but 'Did you try?'"