Monday, February 23, 2009

Is Sorrow a Sin?

I don't like the world I'm living in right now.  It hurts, and I don't know that there is an end to it.  Babies aren't supposed to die.

 A wise uncle recently told me that you don't get over these kinds of things, but you do learn to live with them.  Is there room in my worldview for living with sorrow?  Is it wrong as a Christian to live with the overshadowing of sorrow in everything I think, do, and say?  Am I becoming the proverbial wet rag in my fellowship of friends?  There are no pat answers to the hard questions, but Tony Woodief's recent article in World Magazine explores the question:  "Is sorrow a sin?"

If you are living in that greying shadow, I hope that this article is a comfort to you, too.

Red Envelope Project

In just the first week of President Obama's occupation of the White House, he quietly reversed our government's ban on giving federal money to international groups that provide abortions or provide abortion information.  He also signed executive orders to allow funding for human stem cell research as well as providing federal funding for contraception.  As a Senator he voted against banning Partial Birth Abortion and the Born Alive Baby Protection Act.  

These actions do not represent the views of over half of the American population.  But, how can we make our dissatisfaction known to the President and the Administration concerning these policies?  

A Pro-Life project, the Red Envelope Day, is now underway.  We who hold life to be sacred from conception to death can easily and simply make our views known.  On March 31st, you can join me and millions of others in sending a simple red envelope to President Obama.  The envelope will be empty, but on the outside back part of the envelope, we will write:  "This envelope represents one child who died from abortion.  It is empty because that life was unable to offer anything to the world."  

Over 50 million lives have been lost to abortion since 1973.  Let's send over 50 million red envelopes to the White House on March 31st to represent those lives to those who reside in the halls of power today.  Won't you join me in doing this?   Thank you.