The Babies have Angels


See that you never despise any of these little ones, for I tell you that their angels in heaven are continually in the presence of my Father in heaven.” Matthew 18:10.

It’s 40 Days for Life in Little Rock, Oct 2, 2014, the feast of the Guardian Angels. Our prayer group this morning includes a woman with her toddler in a stroller. The girl cheerfully mimics the sidewalk counselor, who is holding an umbrella and standing under the fence sprinklers wearing boots. “Oh, it looks like she will become a counselor when she grows up….on second thought, hopefully there will be no need for us to come out here then.”

Cars pass, honk and wave while we recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet.A man stops and shares that he was grateful he was adopted. “Thank you for being here.” A bit later a woman yells out the window, “Go home!” We smile. God bless you.     

I thought about Jesus’ warning not to despise weaker ones. Surely that includes society's attitude toward the unborn? According to Webster, despise means “to look down on with contempt or aversion, to regard as negligible, worthless or distasteful.” Sounds like a good description of the culture of death to me.

40 Days for Life teams will keep coming to shine the light of natural law and God’s love for women and men in crisis.From now until we celebrate the closing of this mill of misery, "angels" will beckon:“You have alternatives: free ultrasound, baby supplies and prenatal information, medical and adoption referrals. Think about it –  abortion causes a lifetime of regret. Let’s talk.”

"I have learned that real angels don't have gossamer white robes and cherubic skin, they have calloused hands and smell of the day's sweat," Richard Paul Evans, “Lost December”.  

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