Friday, November 7, 2008

Not much to say... that the election is over, what can I say...I don't really have much to say. I am disappointed that almost 50% of my Catholic brothers and sisters voted for, their false dreams of, a better economy instead of what matters most of all. We need to get back to the fundamentals of our faith. The foundation of truth. Without the foundation we as a society will crumble.

The inviolability of the person which is a reflection of the absolute inviolability of God, fĂ­nds its primary and fundamental expression in the inviolability of human life. Above all, the common outcry, which is justly made on behalf of human rights-for example, the right to health, to home, to work, to family, to culture- is false and illusory if the right to life, the most basic and fundamental right and the condition for all other personal rights, is not defended with maximum determination. (CHRISTIFIDELES LAICIOFHIS HOLINESS JOHN PAUL II)

Pope John Paul II is saying that without that foundational right (the right to life) you have no rights. This is basic and fundamental and should be first and foremost when it comes to selecting the people who govern. We need to start putting life issues in front of economic issues instead of behind. I hope and pray that we will make the best of the next four years, but make no mistake about it, we have taken a huge step back when it comes to life issues and protecting the most precious gift given to us by God. We must continue to pray that we bring an end to Abortion, bring an end to embryonic stem cell research, bring an end to cloning and continue to support and promote marriage between a man and a woman. These are the fundamentals of life. Remember, life first, everything else comes second.

Psalms 11 : 3
When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the upright do?
Have a great weekend.


1 comment:

Gabrielle S. Burkhardt said...

I agree Jim. Life comes first, because if our country doesn't do that...then we will fail. Life is what drives our country and the world. If there is not life, there is no country. Word.