Tonight I joined two others on the sidewalk praying the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary at 320 Fulton. Christ came to purify, unite, rule, transfigure, and sustain us. Why do we resist Him? Why not let Him fashion us into His image? Why not come to Him and be healed? This is why we pray at 320 Fulton; we want to be healed- and not just the healing of abortion. We want to be more like Him. We want to be purged of sin and sanctified. We want to enter into familial bond with one another. We want to be ruled and directed so that our feet do not stumble and our path to Calvary made sure. We want to become holy as Our Father in heaven is holy. We want to be intimately joined to the Bridegroom who gives us all of Himself in total and perfect love continually. That kind of healing, of a Divine Physician, is the antidote to abortion. That kind of healing only comes through prayer & fasting. That kind of healing takes a people ready and willing to be healed.
Therefore we lead others by example. We want the women who come to 320 to follow us to Jesus; let us show them the way! Let them see with what ardor we desire their health, wellbeing, and salvation. Fittingly, I came to meditate on the day the Church celebrates St. Luke, the physician who testified that indeed our Jesus is a healer; our Jesus is a God who honors women and has written in their bodies the genius of creation; our Jesus comes to us as a little baby prepared to be immolated by our sin. This Jesus invites all of us who are His Bride to participate in the healing of abortion by fully giving ourselves to Him, just as he has fully given Himself to us. The miracle of creation takes place in the heart before it takes place in the womb; let the destruction of abortion be unwritten there through our gift of self-immolation on behalf of those cherished most of all by God. Give your heart to the Eternal Healer. Pray to Luke the Evangelist for those who consider themselves physicians but are really the opposite; may they be enlightened with the Gospel. Dear and Glorious Luke, whose name means Light, ask Christ to shine his favor on us as we join Him in offering love where before there had existed only sin. May all who oppose the will of God be reconciled to the Lord through His steadfast mercy.