In today's Gospel (Matthew 5:17-37), Jesus takes the old law to a new level. He tells us that obedience to the commandments is more than just external actions. What really matters, Jesus says, is our true intent and what comes from our hearts.
When we stand in witness on the sidewalk outside of Planned Parenthood, our external actions are driven by what comes from our hearts. Our intent is to witness for life and our love of it. We are there to ask from our hearts that they choose life for their baby. Our intent is to witness for Jesus and our love for Him. We are there to bring Jesus' mercy, hope and healing from our hearts to the mothers who have just lost their babies to abortion.
Please bring your witness for life, love and Jesus to the sidewalk this week! (The weather forecast is looking very favorable!)
Monday, 2/17 (28 degrees ABOVE zero) - 75% filled; 1 needed at 9a.
PROPOSED BUFFER ZONE GAG RULE ORDINANCE UPDATE
The buffer zone gag rule proposed by the Madison City Council has passed through two committees: the Public Safety Committee and the Board of Health for Madison and Dane County. It now moves on to the Common Council at the end of this month (February 2014) for a vote. Vigil for Life has given testimony at both committee meetings through one representative and will do the same for the Common Council meeting - only this one representative is speaking for Vigil for Life.
Please pray for God's will to be done with the vote by the Common Council.
Here is a link to a guest column in today's WSJ regarding this buffer zone gag rule:
opinion/column/guest/matt- bowman-madison-should-respect- free-speech-for-faith/article_ 325dc921-7d5a-5b5c-bf8e- e2a25014c70c.html