Rockford, IL-3-18-2011- ProLifeCorner.com – by James- Rockford’s abortion mill is in the business of ending human lives and thereby ending the "blessings" of life and love God has so graciously given to His people. Through the Beatitudes Jesus is inviting us to purify our hearts of sin and selfishness and to learn how to truly love God and our neighbor. By our faithful living of the Beatitudes of Jesus Christ, we can begin to restore our lives and our community which the culture of death in Rockford is working so hard to kill.
God put us in the world to know, to love, and to serve Him, and so to come to paradise. Beatitude makes us "partakers of the divine nature" and of eternal life. With beatitude, man enters into the glory of Christ and into the joy of the Trinitarian life. CCC 1721
The Beatitudes are promises from God concerning the true nature of human happiness and the way a person is to live to find the image of God within himself and his neighbor.
Rockford’s abortion mill is in the business of ending human lives and thereby ending the "blessings" of life and love God has so graciously given to His people.
Through the Beatitudes Jesus is inviting us to purify our hearts of sin and selfishness and to learn how to truly love God and our neighbor. By our faithful living of the Beatitudes of Jesus Christ, we can begin to restore our lives and our community which the culture of death in Rockford is working so hard to kill.
The Beatitudes teach us that true happiness is not found in riches or personal well being, in human popularity or power, or in any human achievement, but in God alone who is the source of every good and of all love. The Beatitudes also lead us on the road to our real home, Heaven, which is dwelling in the eternal joy and love of God our Father. These Beatitudes of Jesus Christ, lived out through the people who love Him, are our hope of ending the slaughter of the innocents and the loss of souls that takes place at Rockford’s abortion mill every week.
The Beatitudes confront us with decisive choices concerning earthly goods and actions; they purify our hearts in order to teach us to love God above all things. The Beatitudes are not easy to live, but we know it will not be an easy task to make reparations for the 50,000 children murdered in the Rockford abortion mill and to bring an end to the murder of God’s children in Rockford.
Sustained by the grace of the Holy Spirit, pro-life Christians of Rockford can step by step, by everyday acts, live these Beatitudes and bring the "blessings" of Jesus Christ to those facing death at the Northern Illinois Women’s Center and hope to our city.
Below is a brief analysis of how and why we can live the Beatitudes for life in Rockford.
Jesus, seeing the crowds, went onto the mountain. And when He was seated, His disciples came to Him, Jesus said;
1. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.
To be poor in spirit means to place all your trust in God and to share the sufferings of others. They are poor in spirit who, like the apostles, leave earthly things for Christ’s sake and become poor. When we pray at Rockford’s abortion mill, we are truly the poorest in spirit because we know God is our only Hope as we stand, poor in spirit, with God’s children who are being murdered just a few feet from where we are praying. But the kingdom of Heaven belongs to these children and to those who love them.
2. Blessed are the meek, for they shall possess the earth.
He is meek who represses every rising impulse of anger, impatience, and desire of revenge and willingly puts up with every thing for love of God. The pro-life Christians of Rockford pray and offer love and help to mothers in need at a place where over 50,000 children have been killed. It takes a humble and Christ-like heart to remain meek in the face of the murder of so many innocent children. Because of the meek and humble offerings of prayers and love, countless babies have been saved from the abortionists’ bloody hands at this mill.
A person who thus conquers himself in the face of the evil of this abortion mill is mightier than if he besieged and conquered strongly fortified cities and will without doubt receive this earth, as well as heaven, as an inheritance, enjoying eternally there the peace which is already his on earth.
3. Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
As Christians we mourn for the children who have died behind the brick walls of the Rockford mill. We mourn for the mothers who are hurting; we mourn for the abortionist, nurses, and landlord who are risking their immortal souls by killing God’s children. When we mourn with and for others, we have the promise that it is God Who will comfort us.
4. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for justice, for they shall be satisfied.
A continuous desire for justice and moral perfection will lead one to a fulfillment of that desire – a transition and conversion to holiness. By our loving, working for, and praying for the children facing death at Rockford’s abortion mill, God will not only bring life and love to the lives and souls of these children but to our lives and souls as well. This is true for all things in life – what you hunger and thirst for, you will head toward the goal you have in mind.
5. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
Mercy is the loving disposition toward those who suffer distress. No one in our world is in more distress than a child brought to the Northern Illinois Women’s Center. The merciful are those who are tender-hearted and who truly feel in the deepest parts of their beings the pain and the suffering of those who need mercy. But most importantly is the fact that the merciful are those special individuals who go out of their way and make the effort to help. Having compassion on the those who are in any way hurting is only the first part of having mercy. Doing something about it is the all-important second part.
Those who go out of their way to love and serve the persecuted children and parents at Rockford’s abortion mill shall also obtain the mercy of God in their hour of need.
6. Blessed are the clean of heart, for they shall see God.
To be clean of heart requires two things. First, we must realize we are wounded of heart and are sinners. Second, we go to God and place our total trust in Him. Then the pure of heart see God in all His works and creatures because their thoughts are directed always to the Highest Good. The pure of heart see the presence of God in every child taken to Rockford’s abortion mill. And out of a heart that is growing in love, he speaks for and defends the lives of God’s children who are killed by an abortion industry that is driven by hearts filled with sin, Satan, and death.
The clean of heart who see, love, and serve Christ in their neighbors in this life will also see Him face to face for all eternity.
7. Blessed are the peace makers, for they shall be called the children of God.
Mother Teresa has said, "I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself." A child’s peaceful life in the womb is destroyed inside Rockford’s mill and a mother’s chance for interior peace and happiness in life often dies along with her child.
Christians gather at Rockford’s abortion mill to offer love and help to mothers in need and to pray to God for an end to the most violent and deadliest movement the world has ever known, the abortion movement.
Pro-lifers bring the peace of Jesus Christ to the most violent place in the world – an abortion mill.
8. Blessed are they who suffer persecution for justice, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when men reproach you and persecute you and speaking falsely, say all manner of evil against you for My sake. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in Heaven.
We all know of the Rockford abortion mill’s paranoid and deranged hatred for God, Christians, and anyone who opposes their killing of children. They persecute, slander, speak falsely, and say all manner of evil against Christian pro-lifers because they have stood up and said "No" to the brutal and vicious killing of children that takes place inside Rockford’s death mill.
The ferocity and demented nature of this abortion clinic’s attacks tells one thing – many pro-life Christians of Rockford are truly living and acting in the image and likeness of Jesus Christ.
We should always rejoice and be glad because just as Jesus was persecuted for standing for the truth in love so we have the chance to be persecuted with Christ. And those who die with Him shall also live with Him who said, "I am the Resurrection and the life."