40 Days

I would like to re-post something from Facebook. This is the second journal entry of one of our members standing outside of the abortion clinic in Fargo, as part of 40 days for life. I think he really gets to the point of what it is to be pro-life.

Devyn Nelson

I just got done finishing another two hours of standing vigil outside of North Dakota's only abortion facility, getting the first hour in just before the closing of day two. Before I go any further though, I would like to give thanks for the men of the Knights of Columbus council 1515 (Dickinson, ND). This council has a group of men that drive 300 miles to pray outside of Fargo's abortion facility during the early morning hours once a week during the 40 Days for Life campaign. What a phenomenal witness to what it means to be pro-life.

With that said, I had a few men who talked to me as I was standing outside in the rain tonight. One of these men has a girlfriend who works in the abortion facility. He told me that he is not sure I am making a difference, but that he is glad I am using my right to protest, and doing so peacefully. Which brings me to the point I want to make; I cannot stress enough how important it is that we are PEACEFUL and LOVING in our pro-life endeavors. It is only by being peaceful and loving brothers and sisters to those who are pro-abortion that their hearts may one day be converted. So enter into friendly dialogue with those who are pro-abortion, be a joyful light to them; but never, EVER, ridicule them or throw anything at them or raise your voice at them.

Even though abortion is such an emotional issue, we must be the ones who stay level-headed. We must be the ones who are a voice of reason. We must remain joyous, because there is joy in life. And we must always exude love to everyone we meet.