Monday, February 9, 2009
Of "maximum determination" in the cause for Life
"Above all, the common outcry, which is justly made on behalf of human rights -- for example, the right to health, to home, to work, to family, to culture -- is false and illusory if the right to life, the most basic and fundamental right and the condition for all other personal rights, is not defended with maximum determination."
--Pope John Paul II
Do we not see that there is a mystery in the Church, that here on earth both grow together, those capable only of "the common outcry" and those who seek in "maximum determination" to do and to be more?
Yes, we see that there are those who join in the "common outcry", capable only of certain matters of justice and who will disregard the abortion issue through recourse to the myth of the "seamless garment". And we see also those "of maximum determination" who stand ready to join generously in the struggle, inspired by love, for the sake of the most vulnerable and innocent in our midst, the unborn child. And is not this Church "of maximum determination" called to be willing to give up even health, home and work, if necessary, in order to defend life in the womb and family and a Godly culture?
There are, tragically, Catholics among us who cling only to "the common outcry" and lacking in the "maximum determination" that seeks to use every means at their disposal, including the privilege to vote, in order to further the cause of pre-born human life.
God have mercy upon us.