February was a remarkable month. Looking back I have a few high-points and a few low-points. Let me share one of each.
In February, the first anniversary of the tragic quake, at the memorial service, our Prime Minister who professes no Christian or Religious belief, announced to the world:
“Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God.” (Romans 8)
That was a significant high point.
The low point came last Saturday morning when I was reading the Press. One of the letters to the editor left me unsettled for the week. It has constantly been on my mind.
What does it mean for our society that a citizen could end his letter with this brief paragraph?
Before I share the paragraph I need to say that this unsettling (shocking even) sentence let me to gratitude to God for a perspective that leads me to see and think (and please God act) with the bigger picture in mind. Thanks be to God many of us are gifted with a vision that embraces human life at every age from conception to natural death.
Now, here is that low-point paragraph. Your own thoughts and reflections are welcome.
“Doctors who help end unwanted pregnancies should be admired as courageous contributors to the battle to save our beautiful planet”.