We can’t pick and choose which lives we are going to grieve. As pro-lifers, we have battled for years to be heard that all lives matter. Yet, it shocks me that in recent events, people are arguing over toilet paper, if we should really staying home, and all the ways this crisis is affecting “me.” Yes, the economy is scary. I don’t have the answers. But I also know that same mantra we have been shouting for years still holds true:
All lives matter.
I have heard first-hand accounts from those in the hospitals. People are dying. And others are struggling to save them. Where is the outrage now? Why aren’t we doing all we can to save them? Thousands have died, and many more will. Why aren’t we praying, acting, and grieving?
As Christians, we need to be consistent. We can’t pick and choose which lives to be vocal about. We must remember that as our comforts are taken away, someone is gasping for breath from this virus. As our normalcy is taken away, a family’s life will never be the same because their loved one has succumbed. As we argue over politics, a family has been torn apart because of the quarantine and they work on the front lines. Doctors and nurses are separated from families to reduce exposure to their own.
This isn’t about fear. It is about facts. People are dying. The numbers are growing exponentially. May we stand up for LIFE now and walk the walk. All lives matter.
I pray that we stop arguing. Stop the politics. Stop the rhetoric. And love each other well through this crisis. If we don’t have love, we have nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Cor. 13:4-7
“If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.” 1Cor. 1:1
We are just as it says, “a clanging cymbal” if we talk about lives but don’t share in the sufferings of those lives now being lost.
So today, I ask that we JOIN TOGETHER. This is our time as Christians to shine the light of Christ. People need. The world needs the HOPE only found in Him. They are searching and we have it!
Stop the negativity. And step up for life. Who is with me?