Sunday, September 25, 2011

Welcome to Calgary's 40DFL Blog

With three days to go before our 40 day vigil begins, i thought i would start us off over here by posting some of my thoughts from our previous vigil.  It was the first time that i had the opportunity to be involved in anything like this - & for me, it proved to be *heart changing*.  My hope is that as word spreads about 40 Days for Life - more people will have the opportunity to be changed - and this blog can become a place where our community can share our stories. 
Spread the word, Calgary. 

peaceful protest

We make our way to the abortion clinic in the light traffic of early afternoon.
My friend fills me in on the 'bubble zone' bylaws that keep us on the other side of the street from the unobtrusive brown building sitting on a busy street corner.

The parking lot is full.
"How do you want to do this?" We look at each other.
We walk the length of the fence and stop - in view of the back door that swings open - and shut - and open - and shut - as customers... hurting, broken people, file in and out.
We decide to walk the length of the block when our legs get stiff and cold - and while we walk - we talk; but when we reach the end of the fence - we stop - and we pray - until our knees and the chill in the air beg us to walk that length again.
i close my eyes - facing that brown building where enters life - and exits bleeding, empty wombs.
"Mercy, Father..."
We stop no one. There are no signs of protest other than our presence. There are no shouted angry words. There are just two mothers - soon joined by a grandmother - who walk the slushy sidewalks and pray for this generation that sees no better solution.

1 comment:

  1. Interceding for LIFE, what a beautiful way to spend your precious time here on earth. I love your heart and the gentle, kind, and loving way you speak forth the truth of God's heart.