When the defense of truth is at stake, how can one desire neither to displease God nor to clash with one’s surroundings? These two things are opposed: it is either one or the other! The sacrifice has to be a holocaust where everything is burned up, even the thought: “what will they say?”, even what we call our reputation.
~St. Josemaria, Furrow pt. 34
Let’s face it, standing up for what’s right is not always easy or socially acceptable. But right now 212 cities across the country people are stepping out of their comfort zones and into the, sometimes very hostile, public eye to speak for those who have no voice:
40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign that draws attention to the evil of abortion through the use of a three-point program:
* Prayer and fasting
* Constant vigil
* Community outreach
40 Days for Life takes a determined, peaceful approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their own neighborhoods, for their own friends and families. It puts into action a desire to cooperate with God in the carrying out of His plan for the end of abortion in America.
The 40-day campaign tracks Biblical history, where God used 40-day periods to transform individuals, communities … and the entire world. From Noah in the flood to Moses on the mountain to the disciples after Christ’s resurrection, it is clear that God sees the transformative value of His people accepting and meeting a 40-day challenge.
By day 6 of this of this most recent campaign over 38 lives were saved. And that’s just what’s been reported!
This fall 40 Days for Life ends on November 1, so there is still time for you to participate in this life changing, life saving event. Find a location near you. Visit the 40 Days for Life blog for daily updates.