Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Why We Vote For Life: Indelible Marks and Avenues of Grace
Why we Vote for " Life". The reasons are simple: Indelible Marks and Avenues of Grace.
When we are baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit we receive an indelible mark on our Soul. When we are confirmed, we will have two indelible marks on our Soul. Priests receive a third indelible mark on their Soul.
We are now part of the body of Christ, called to be "in the world but not of the world" and therefore have different responsibilities and obligations than the rest of the world. We were paid for with the greatest Price ever...and must not forget it. In the beginning.
Since the Creator is the Author of All Life we defend and give dignity to his creations.
These marks are ours forever. Nothing we can do remove them. So, it is a grave responsibility for our parents to have us baptized, in the Roman rite it behooves us to know what we're doing for the second mark.
When our Heavenly Father revealed Himself to people for the first time, He chose the Jews. Moses carried our original "guidelines for living" down a mountainside. Twice the Lord had to write in stone what would one day be written on our hearts: the natural law.
To breech any of these commandments, these stepping stones to Heaven, bring chaos to the world and spiritual death to us, an eternity without God and no way to change this.
Basic Values on the Issues Abortion/Euthanasia/Embryonic Stem Cell Research - "Thou shalt not kill (murder)."
We cannot vote for someone who believes that killing is the answer to problems. God alone is the author of life and death. We must trust Him. We are called to think about things differently.
Regarding embryonic stem cell research - "It is immoral to produce human embryos intended for exploitation as disposable biological material." Code of canon law.
The US Government is not using tax payers money to kill any new embryos for their research, only embryos already killed are being used. The private sector continues using embryos in their stem cell research.
Homosexual unions- "Thou shalt not commit adultery." Fornication, sexual relations between unmarried persons, is part of this commandment.
We cannot vote to keep people in a state of mortal sin, even if they are ignorant of this fact.
We are culpable. Remember those indelible marks.
War and capital punishment are subjects theologians can and do have differing opinions about. But, abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research and homosexual unions unravel the fabric of our civilization and are things we cannot support.
Learning about these differences, instead of lumping them into one, will help us slowly eliminate war, crime and other social ills.
Let's remember that we have Avenues of Grace from the seven sacraments: Baptism, Confession, Holy Communion, Confirmation, Holy Matrimony, Holy Orders and Last Rites. (and those indelible marks on our souls) to get us through anything.
Posted by VOCAL at 6:30 AM