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Don’t be afraid: Post Election reflection

It is definitely a great thing that a black man has achieved the Presidency of the United States of America and I’m happy about that…at the same time I’m sad because he is pro-abortion (doesn’t defend life at its most basic and foundational level).

The outcome of this election is disappointing for the pro-life cause but it’s not going to make me fall into despair. Why should I ever lose my hopefulness if I have faith in God? He is always in control of everything. Our hope is in God who brings about change of hearts.

To those who seriously consider leaving the country: you are needed here more than ever.

God gave us free will to choose if we will serve Him or not. Even though people chose wrongly on Nov. 4th, I believe that God allowed this outcome to be a lesson, purification and to be an opportunity for strengthening our resolve. Doesn’t God permit these things to happen in order that a greater good might come out of it? It’s time for educating and informing the masses that there cannot be world peace until abortion lies in a coffin.

While we are still alive on this earth we ought to continue fighting for Truth armed with Divine Charity. These are definitely times for heroic greatness!

Yesterday’s Mass reading was taken from St. Paul’s letter to the Philippians.  I was struck in particular by the following:

Do everything without grumbling or questioning,
that you may be blameless and innocent,
children of God without blemish
in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation,
among whom you shine like lights in the world,
as you hold on to the word of life

St. Paul exhorts us shine like lights in the world! The world, which often seems so dark… let us illuminate it! By living in, with, and through Jesus Christ that we might radiate him!

On Election Day, before all the polls closed, some friends and I watched the movie Karol: A man who became Pope. The life of Pope John Paul II inspires hope! He lived through the evils of Nazi and Communist totalitarian systems, stood firm against them and watched them fall. Faith, hope and love were the only weapons. Now he prays for those of us who battle against the culture of death. He echoes the words of Christ:

“Be not afraid!”

Do not be afraid… Jesus I trust in you! Nothing is impossible for God. Love will never let you down.

We have a duty to love our new President-elect, Barrack Obama. To love is to will the good of another. Let’s pray for him and for our country.

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