Speaking the Truth

We don’t like to speak the truth about evil because we’re going to hurt somebody. Let me tell you, you are going to hurt somebody, but that Somebody is God. If you would rather hurt God than your neighbor, there is something wrong with your spirituality. It’s your obligation to speak the truth and everyone can either take it or leave it. But truth must be in us. We live in such poverty of the truth today.
- Mother Angelica

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Red Envelopes

This afternoon I was praying about a number of things, and my mind began to
wander. I was deeply distressed at the symbolic actions that President
Obama took as he began his presidency. Namely, that he signed executive
orders releasing funds to pay for abortions, permission to fund human stem
cell research
, and federal funding for contraception. I have been involved
in the pro-life movement for nearly 20 years, and it pained my heart to see
a man and a political party committed to the shedding of innocent blood.
This man, and this party lead our country, but they do not represent me or
the 54% of Americans who believe that abortion is wrong and should no longer
be legal.

As I was praying, I believe that God gave me an interesting idea. Out in
the garage I have a box of red
envelopes. Like the powerful image of the
red LIFE tape, an empty red envelope will send a message to President Barack
that there is moral outrage in this country over this issue. It will
be quiet, but clear.

Here is what I would like you to do:

Get a red envelope. You can buy them at Kinkos, or at party supply stores.
On the front, address it to

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, D.C.

On the back, write the following message.

This envelope represents one child who died in abortion.
It is empty because that life was unable to offer anything to the world.
Responsibility begins with conception.

Put it in the mail, and send it. Then forward this email to every one of
your friends who you think would send one too. I wish we could send 50
million red envelopes, one for every child who died before having a a chance
to live. Maybe
it will change the heart of the president.


Christ John Otto

1 comment:

Shelley K. said...

Great idea, Karen :) I, too, am so very saddened at the turn of events with this Presidency. My husband is with the Knights of Columbus and I am going to print out this posting and have him present this idea to his fellow Knights and hopefully we can get this really going!! (The KOC are BIG supporters of the Right to Life!!)

Gentle hugs,