Today is the start of a new week and a new focus for prayer. This week I will meditate on the Luminous mysteries of the Rosary. This set of mysteries is somewhat new for the Catholic church. I’m not sure exactly when they were added but they were not part of the standard set of mysteries that existed when I was a child. These mysteries are meant to reveal Christ as the Light of World and indeed He is! His light is so greatly needed in the dark places of the abortion clinic. It is only His light that allows us to see in those hidden places as the Lord reveals to us how we should pray. The mysteries are:
- The Baptism of our Lord
- The Wedding Feast at Cana
- The Proclamation of the gospel
- The Transfiguration
- The Institution of the Eucharist
These are all significant moments in the Lord’s life on earth. The proclamation of the gospel obviously being more than one moment in His life. My focus for prayer this week is on the clinic worker. I was reflecting on the strategy that the pro-life movement has used since the mid 1980’s when the first crisis pregnancy centers opened their doors. The focus has been on the moms and saving the babies, which is certainly a right strategy and an effective one. But I believe a new strategy is beginning to emerge that will also be instrumental in bringing down abortion and that is to focus on the clinic worker. The clinic worker, the person on the inside with the first hand knowledge of exactly what is going on behind the closed doors is the very person who will be able to effectively and convincingly change the minds of all those who are so entrenched in the culture of death. The clinic worker whose life has been touched by the light of Christ is the very person who will be able to talk to women who so staunchly believe that their right to choose must be maintained at all costs. It is the clinic worker who has walked away from the abortion industry who can tell the real truth behind this industry.
I was reminded this morning during prayer of Abby Johnson, a very brave and courageous woman who was the director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas. As the light of Christ touched her life and opened her eyes to horrors of abortion, she walked away from it all. Now as she walks with the Lord, she has a ministry specifically to those clinic workers who want to leave the industry – And Then There Were None .
Pray this week with me for the clinic workers in Germantown, that the light of Christ will touch their lives and that they will walk away from the abortion industry forever. Pray also for Abby Johnson and her ministry to those seeking to leave the abortion industry.