“The Persistent Widow”

Moleben 7-25-14A

July 22, 2014 Moleben at Joy of All Who Sorrow, Indianapolis

As an fyi, OCLife Indianapolis strives to schedule the Moleben for the Unborn as much as possible on the 22nd of every month because the legalization of abortion in this country took effect on the 22nd of January, 1973.  And if that is not feasible, we do it every third Sunday of the month. 

I thank God for the continuity of the monthly moleben for the unborn in Indianapolis and we are approaching our second year since October 2012.  I have deep appreciation for Fr. Stevan, Fr. Dcn. Michael and the core group of OCLife Indianapolis for pressing on.  Sometimes the number that attend can be discouraging, however, we should always have a positive outlook – quality is better than quantity.

We feel like the persistent widow pressing the Lord to do a miracle for the unwanted unborn..that their right to life at conception be protected by the laws of this land, but most of all, that the hearts of those in authority as leaders  of the people will be illumined and moved to do what is right in the eyes of God for the good of all.

May God bring to fruition the efforts of those who uphold the sanctity of life.

“Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart, saying: “There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man. Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, ‘Get justice for me from my adversary.’ And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, ‘Though I do not fear God nor regard man, yet because this widow troubles me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.’”

Then the Lord said, “Hear what the unjust judge said. And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”  (Luke 18:1-8 is the Gospel read for the Moleben Service for the Unborn)

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