Yesterday, I watched School of Rock because Jill had just watched it and I thought, man I haven’t seen that in a long time, and that is a great movie. Then I went to my dad’s to help him set up his new VCR, and what did he have on? School of Rock!
On my way to Roy’s, I stopped at Subway. The dude at the counter was pretty cool. We started joking around, and he mentioned that his mom only has one leg. He said that a co-worker didn’t believe him and called his dad and said “How many legs does your wife have?” and he was pretty mad about that, but his mom does get around and is a real trooper. I mentioned that my dad only has one hand, and that I understood the situation of disbelief and stuff. It was quite a fun conversation.
Last night at Antioch, we were all exhausted. I was tired from Wednesday in South Bend, and everyone else was pretty tired from many other things. What a crazy day, huh.
What a week it’s been!
The Holy Cross Summer Conference: Saturday to Sunday.. I don’t know if I mentioned this in my previous entry, but if not, here it is: I met someone there that I have been talking to online for a long time. Jill. She’s very cool, as I mentioned. I also met Jen, Will, Meryl, and many other faces that I’m so bad with names that I either don’t know their name, or never learned it. Props to all of you, though, as in less than 48 hours you have shown your quality. I stayed up until 3am Saturday night talking to Jill, and she stayed up til 7 because she had to monitor the halls incase anyone needed anything.
Grand Haven: Monday. After working on ProCPR, I went to Grand Haven with Julie and Scott, and met up with Tyler, Mike, Maria, Lindsey and Addison. That was cool too. Just sat and talked and then went to Applebee’s.
Rick’s house on Tuesday, working on the business. We’re getting so close to launching this thing, I can feel it. The design is really starting to come together nicely, and I’m starting to be happy with it for the first time since I initially designed it nearly a year ago. It’s far above version 1 of the site design that I made. Paula, Jeannette, Sarah, Nick and Pat showed up while we were working on it. We watched some hilarious videos on http://www.tallyhall.com
Which brings us to today’s adventures: they haven’t yet begun.
The rest of the week is as follows:
Tonight: Millennium Park: Hilarity ensues
Thursday: Antioch GR.. St. Thomas has Theology on Tap at 7:30 with Dr. Dave DenBraber speaking, and I think it’d be cool to go to that, but we’ll see.
Friday: A Night of Worship at the Kreslin’s followed by possible campout!
Saturday: Rachel Z’s open house followed by Guy’s Night
Sunday: Antioch in Muskegon
“But I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love and we remind ourselves that love means to be willing to give until it hurts. Jesus gave even His life to love us. So, the mother who is thinking of abortion, should be helped to love, that is, to give until it hurts her plans, or her free time, to respect the life of her child. The father of that child, whoever he is, must also give until it hurts.
By abortion, the mother does not learn to love, but kills even her own child to solve her problems. And, by abortion, that father is told that he does not have to take any responsibility at all for the child he has brought into the world. The father is likely to put other women into the same trouble. So abortion just leads to more abortion. Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want.
This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.”
–Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta
My official response to any and all situations regarding a pregnant woman, including the so called “chance of death” which is brought up all the time, but no specific case studies are available, is that all life is worth the chance to live.
Years ago at Antioch when it was at the Regan’s house, we had a discussion on Abortion. While there were some who knew of exactly what they were talking about, many had no clue. In an effort to educate, we were shown a video called, “The Hard Truth”. This video is graphic and shows abortion in it’s true form. I am going to post a link here where you can watch this video in segments. There is no narraration for the video except at the beginning. I will tell you now, THIS IS GRAPHIC and does show actual abortion as well as what happens to the babies after the abortions. This is a tough video to watch, but if you do watch it, by the end you will more fully understand our nations greatest travesty. This puts everything else in life into perspective.
I am Pro-Life. Very much so. I saw Jim Caviezel speak the the Grand Rapids Right to Life Banquet last fall that was $50 a seat and over 5000 people went. I donated well over $200 to the cause that night and I feel it’s well worth every penny. Not only is the Catholic Church doing something about it, but we are actively praying, all the time, for an end to abortion, for a return to Family values, etc. Re: Theology of the Body. There are also women that talk with the girls that are considering an Abortion, etc. Not condemning them, but being honest and open with them, and genuinely caring for them.