At first I was a shade nonplussed. Why me? There are many more eloquent defenders of human life out there...what have I done to deserve this diatribe...and on a post totally unrelated to life and murder issues.
And then I became a little puffed up that "the mob" had deemed me worthy of such illiterate, unbalanced rants, but that soon disappeared.
There is no merit to being attacked in such an apparently harmless way; harmless because it was not a series of threats to my loved ones or a violent physical attack, just an unpleasant rant with horrific terms and phrases with regard to the child in the womb.
The only harm was to my privacy; the fact that unwholesome views and words had invaded my combox.
Then, of course, I realised that I was not in the way of harm.
I am well armed with lethal weapons.
In my right hand is my Rosary and to the left of my front door is a holy water stoup. Nothing can hurt me! God is my Father!
But a prayer or two on behalf of those "Anonymous" commentators will not go amiss.
I have deleted their comments and, sadly, from now on, will no longer publish 'Anonymous' entries. If you have to comment anonymously, please add your name or nom de plume at the end of the comment.
Pope Benedict's prayer for the unborn child
You who faithfully visit and fulfill with your Presence
the Church and the history of men;
You who in the miraculous Sacrament of your Body and Blood
render us participants in divine Life
and allow us a foretaste of the joy of eternal Life;
We adore and bless you.
truly present and alive among us, we beg you.
make us capable of seeing in the fruit of the maternal womb
the miraculous work of the Creator,
open our hearts to generously welcoming every child
that comes into life.
sanctify the union of spouses,
render fruitful their love.
with the light of your Spirit,
so that peoples and nations may recognize and respect
the sacred nature of life, of every human life.
so that all progress contributes to the integral well-being of the person,
and no one endures suppression or injustice.
so they may realize and promote sufficient conditions
so that young families can serenely embrace
the birth of new children.
because they are unable to have children
and in Your goodness provide for them.
so they may experience the warmth of your Charity,
the consolation of your divine Heart.
in whose womb you took on our human nature,
we wait to receive from You, our Only True God and Saviour,
the strength to love and serve life,
in anticipation of living forever in You,
in communion with the Blessed Trinity.