In the darkness
I spent an hour or more in front of 5888 Cleveland Ave…
Our local Abortion Clinic and here are some thoughts
Take a close look at the building…
The only windows are those by the entrance door
All the others have been boarded up… and covered over
To keep out the light
To keep out the truth…
The only light within the building must come from manmade lights
Manmade electricity and manmade fixtures
Natural light is not allowed in…
In essence… it is a building of darkness…
In its darkness…
The most horrible of all tragedies takes place
Babies are killed, not given the chance to live
They are snatched from their mother’s wombs…
Outside, on the sidewalk… 15 decades of the Rosary…
153 times… the words… “Blessed is the fruit of thy womb.”
Inside the darkness of this building…
That blessedness is seen as a curse…
The joyful mysteries… reminded me of the joys on hearing
That my own children were conceived
In the darkness of this building
That joy is looked upon as terrifying
The sorrowful mysteries… reminded me of the agony in the garden…
Where Jesus, our Lord, contemplated his pending death
In the darkness of this place...
Our infants, too, contemplate
Their own death by unspeakable means…
The Glorious mysteries… encouraged me… that yes,
Jesus was crucified, yes, He died on the cross
And yes, He rose again victorious…
Let us be mindful… that we too, will be victorious
With the Lord at our side..
The Glorious mysteries… during this time a bird perched on
One of the faux window sills
And chirped though out their recitation…
The sun came out… and a new warmth was felt
May God continue to bless all those who come out to openly
Pray for the end of Abortion
May God continue to bless all those who silently
Pray for the end of Abortion
May God continue to bless our efforts.
Luis A Torres
October 3, 2010
Lou is a member of St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Westerville, OH. He shares his thoughts after completing his prayer shift at the Complete HealthCare for Women abortion mill in Columbus, OH, where Greater Columbus Right to Life coordinates the 40 Days for Life prayer vigil. If you have not yet committed to pray during the 40 Days for Life campaign, we urge you to do so. Visit www.gcrtl.org for more information about 40 Days for Life and other local Pro-Life education and advocacy efforts.
I was recently asked to talk about the future of Greater Columbus Right to Life. What does it hold for us? Where are we going? The answer to the question of our future lies with our youth and our young adults. They are our future. This group of passionate, caring, smart, energized and quite simply amazing people are our future. If you want to know where to find me, look toward the youth. I'll be investing in them and, I'm sure, learning from them as well.
Let me introduce you to the future of Greater Columbus Right to Life. This poem was written by Trianna Connelly, a freshman at Bishop Ready High School. She is a budding poetess and writer. I look forward to reading more of Trianna's poetry.
What is life and why does it matter?
Between death and life I would choose the latter.
Such a precious gift, such a joyous thought,
Life is something that can never be bought.
All deserve to life in God's grace.
You will never know until you come face to face
But that little creature you hold
is an example of waht is told
For killing this innocent soul
For ripping apart a chance to have a role
In thei crazy world we call life.
Whether it is important of filled with strife
Is tortuous and wrong
For this is their world too, a place to belong.
Don't you ever think about what you are doing?
About what you are pursuing?
This tiny life that you bare
So find and fair
Is a piece of you and will always be
So choose thE right choice and let it be free
For it loves you more than you will ever know
Because if you give up something you bestow
That love will be lost
And in turn, you will pay the cost
For you will realize that you love it too
And killing this creature will be like killing you
What creative ways do you use to share your Pro-Life views? Do you blog, write essays, paint, draw or take pictures? What other ideas do you have to spread the word that Life is precious - from conception until natural death?