Unless Truth be a Mockery and Justice a Hollow Lie
ProLifeCorner – 12-15-2015 – by Staff – Our latest cntribution from our friend in Canada, Mark Pickup, is one of his best ever-and that’s saying something! Mark will be speaking in Washington, DC at St. Matthew the Apostle Cathedral just prior to the 2016 March for Life.
Please take time to read his latest articfle and we think you’ll come away with the same feeling we have; it was a tribute and a Christmas gift of encouragement to all of us who work and pray for an end to abortion and euthanasia.
May God bless Mark and his family with many more years of their courage and wisdom.Continue reading →
ProLifeCorner- Beaumont, Alberta, Canada –Mark Pickup- On 6 February 2015, the Supreme Court in my country of Canada struck down the nations laws against assisted suicide. In a unanimous decision the high court ruled that physician assisted suicide should be available for any “Irremediable” medical condition (including illness, disease or disability) that causes enduring suffering and is intolerable in the circumstances of his or her condition.” This could encompass psychological pain. The high court felt that available treatments need not be taken. If Ludwig van Beethoven lived today in Canada, can you see how he might be at risk of being assisted in his suicide? Continue reading →
Beaumont, Alberta, Canada- By Mark Pickup- THE BIG LIES OF OUR AGE VERSUS THE TRUTH FOUND IN JESUS CHRIST. My father’s generation knew the Holocaust of the Nazis. The holocaust of abortion and soon euthanasia and assisted suicide hangs over mine.
Nazi propaganda Minister Josef Goebbel’s guiding maxim was “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will come to believe it.” The spread the lie of Aryan superiority and the their dominance posed by the Jews. The mass genocide of 6 million Jews started with of Germany’s euthanasia program of their mentally and physically disabled people. Killing their disabled and sick was a training ground for the final solution. Continue reading →
Beaumont, Alberta,Canada- Mark Pickup- Pro-euthanasia rhetoric loaded with euphemisms to disguise reality. I want to address the rhetoric used by people who promote euthanasia and assisted suicide. Those who control language control public discourse and set agendas that dictate behaviour that might not be acceptable in other contexts.
It is a confusing time. The culture in which we live is telling the incurably ill and severely disabled they have a right to assisted suicide while the healthy population deserves suicide prevention. Continue reading →
Beaumont, Alberta,Canada- By Mark Pickup-It was a quiet March evening. My wife, LaRee, was sitting in her favorite chair beside the fireplace that you see in the photo above. She was knitting while I was writing a post for this blog and listening to J.S.Bach’s “Saint Matthew Passion”. Something occurred to me. I said, “It was 30 years ago yesterday that I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.” LaRee paused, put her knitting down on her lap, looked over her reading glasses and said, “We won. We beat the MS.” It was of those revelations of life when the experiences of decades melt into a single moment: The room filled with thunderous silence LaRee was right. We rose above the disease.
I gazed toward the fireplace and became lost in the flames. Our terrifying journey with MS did not drive us apart, it drew us closer. In the midst of the consuming fire of a terrible disease, we embraced each other tighter when the flames grew higher…. Continue reading →
IN CHRIST’S SUFFERING I HAVE FOUND MEANING IN MY OWN
Beaumont, Alberta,Canada– By Mark Pickup- The two greatest Season’s in the Christian Calendar are Christmas and Easter. Christmas marks the Incarnation: God made man.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, He was with God in the beginning. … The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, he who came from the Father, full of Grace and truth.” (John 1.1 and 14.) Continue reading →
By Mark Pickup – “Try to reflect Christ at your place of work and in your community. I will try to reflect Christ from my wheelchair and through my chronic illness. With all our frailties and failings, God still wants Christians to be His emissaries to a lost and hurting world.” — Taken from my blog entitled “Re-evangelizing a Lost and Hostile Culture.” Continue reading →