Saturday, January 23, 2010

Remembering January 22, 1973

We must not forget an important and sad historical event which happened in the United States, January, 22, 1973.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer in his book Ethics, in his confession written for himself and the whole Church writes: "With this confession the entire guilt of the world falls upon the Church, upon the Christians, and since this guilt is not denied here, but is confessed, there arises the possibility of forgiveness."

Part of that confession is, "She is guilty of the deaths of the weakest and most defenceless brothers [and sisters] of Jesus Christ."

A video: Made in the image of God.

It occurs to me that I should offer a Presbyterian link for those Presbyterians who wish to up-hold life Presbyterians Pro Life.


Fr. Chris Larimer said...

As a member of the Order of Holy Innocents, I preach at least quarterly on abortion. On this Sanctity of Life Sunday we'll be placing crosses outside as a visual stark reminder that blood guiltiness is on our hands.

I encourage you and your readers to take on a prolife discipline this Lent, networking with local churches through the 40 Days for Life program.

Viola Larson said...

Thanks Chris,
Those look like helpful links. And you reminded me to put a link to Presbyterians Pro Life on my posting.

Andrea said...

Just a random thought to add...

On that date (if I remember your story correctly), you were still unaware that you were pregnant with ME.


Viola Larson said...

I think my thought was that I was wondering why the flu would not go away. But I hadn't thought about those two things together.

Viola Larson