As this Autumn’s 40 Day’s for Life campaign comes to an end, my mind is drawn back to the different encounters I have had over this campaign at the entrance to Marie Stopes Clinic in Birmingham. One incident in particular sticks in my mind.
Question: What was my favourite aspect of the All Ireland Rally for Life?
Answer: Not having to organise it!
How refreshing it was to turn up and see posters, banners, balloons, a stage & a sound system just appear, to watch a 'rally bus' turn up by itself and to see thousands of young people filling the square without having to spend months reminding them to be there.
'LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO A BABY WHOSE LIFE YOUR JOY HELPED SAVE'
During Lent I was standing outside the abortion centre towards the end of our 40 Days for Life Campaign. A regular volunteer parked his car and came to join me. 'How many babies have been saved so far?' he asked. '9 that we know of' I replied, and was just about to add 'It's been a fantastic campaign' when he cut in with a disappointed voice 'Well I suppose that's better than nothing'.
What does it mean to see? We are all limited to the quality of our eye sight, the surroundings and the amount of light available. Then there is another level of 'seeing', this has to do with how we interpret what we see.