Skip to comments.A Pro-Life Epiphany
Posted on 10/28/2013 7:17:16 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
This past Sunday was the beginning of the Respect Life Program, and the pastor at my local parish used the opportunity to explain what the Church teaches with respect to life issues and why. During the homily, I recalled the moment when I realized that Church teaching on these issues made the most sense.
Twelve years ago I started dating Amy (shes my wife now). She was Catholic and I was not, and she must have seen potential in me even though we did not agree on some issues. I had been a convinced atheist for many years, but by the time we started dating, my position on the existence of God had lightened up. I rarely bothered her about that, and I did my best to respect her religious beliefs, but I did have serious questions about moral issues.
We had many discussions about abortion. Amy was always very patient when we discussed it, and she always had reasonable answers to my objections. Despite that, I remained unconvinced.
One evening I was watching the movie Unforgiven starring Clint Eastwood. There is a scene in the film where the two anti-heroes sneak up on a ranch and shoot a man who had a bounty on his head. Later in the film, the character who pulled the trigger expressed remorse for what he had done. Eastwoods character replies:
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Good article. Thanks.
I had this quote pass through my head yesterday. God surprises me/freaks me out out sometimes with stuff like this!
pssst . . . somebody tell Il Papa, LOL!
I’m test-driving my new tagline quote, which is from Pope Francis.
And I am loving it Mrs. Don-o
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