On Saturday I felt an overwhelming presence on the sidewalk as I was praying the rosary on my knees. It was like a cool, comfortable breeze that came over me and I knew that God was watching. There is no doubt in my mind his holy spirit was with us. I felt a heavenly peace that engulfed me. Of course, the evil one hates for anyone to be in such grace and came along to try and ruin that peace. The PP escort came over and stood directly in front of me within inches of me. He stared down at me and laughed as I prayed, trying to make a mockery of the rosary. Shortly after, a woman drove up and started in on the usual reasons why she and others think abortion is justified…sparking a confrontation between the two of us. “What about a girl who has been raped?!”, she yelled. I replied back to her, “My daughter WAS raped when she was fifteen”. “I have a beautiful two year old grandson whom I love dearly”. I continued, “Rape does not justify killing an innocent child.” “It says in the Bible clearly, thou shall not kill”. “There are no exceptions, according to God himself.” Frustrated with the answer I gave her, she said to the “atheist”, “You just can’t talk to these people”. As she drove away, the atheist turned towards me to throw in a “punch”. “I bet you believe the Iraq War is ok!”, he yelled out. I replied,”I am for peace”. “And, I wish that we didn’t have to have wars.” That didn’t appease him. He wanted to start an argument with someone so he went for the man behind me. He tormented him with his question about the Iraq war, purposely trying to stir up an argument. The man was getting very irritated with the atheist as he continued to harrass the man relentlessly. I stood up off of my knees and said, “Quit harrassing him, he obviously doesn’t want to talk to you. Talk to me if you have something to say!” He replied, “You already answered my question.” He then went on to try to harrass more people, along with the man standing behind me. “That’s it!”, I said to myself. “He’s not going to disrupt our peace!” I saw an officer sitting on the hill, in the restaurant parking lot, and I marched up there. When I got there another man was speaking about the atheist. I said to the officer, “We are trying to have a peaceful prayer vigil and “the atheist” is purposely harrassing everyone and trying to start fights.” The officer drove down to the sidewalk and called the atheist over. The atheist was sent away for the day. Victory for God and his people!
John 5.18-5.20 “We know that those who are born of God do not sin, but the one who was born of God protects them, and the evil one does not touch them. We know that we are God’s children, and that the whole world lies under the power of the evil one. And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. ”
We are blessed when we are given the gift of discernment. For in this we see truth and find understanding. We must pray for those who are lost in the world. They wander aimlessly with no purpose and cause disruption where there should be peace. May God touch their hearts with his unconditional love so that they may walk on a path that leads to true fulfillment. The path to heaven. Amen
May the Grace of the Lord be with you!