Monday, 11 March 2013

The child who was never born

"I knew you but you did not know me"

Martin Hudacek is a young Slovakian who was so moved by a world that is focused on destroying life in the womb that he created this statue of a mother and her unborn child.

The image above is part one of his work and is called 'Memorial for Unborn Children' - few could fail to be moved by it, especially as it features the 'baby' as a two to four year old child.

The following extract is from Lifesite News

"Praised by many as an extremely effective representation of post-abortion trauma, the work sensitively communicates this reality, and draws out many emotions and interpretations.
Dr. Martha Shuping, M.D., a psychiatrist with more than 20 years experience in helping women with abortion recovery, says, “I believe this beautiful image will resonate in the hearts of many women who have had abortions. It illustrates powerfully their experience.”
“This presents a very beautiful image of a core component of post abortion healing,” comments Kevin Burke, LSW, of Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries, “that the very child that was lost to abortion with God’s grace is now instrumental in calling the wounded mother and father to repentance and healing in Christ.”

H/T to The Path Less Taken for posting yet another haunting poem on Abortion.

Almighty and ever-living God, you show us in the lives of the saints the need we have of your mercy and grace, so that our hearts may be conformed to that of your Son. Grant, we pray, that the hearts of those who commit crimes against the dignity of human life, may be so infused with your love, that they may come to depend entirely on you and, in so doing, become the strongest advocates of your mercy and grace. We make this prayer through the same, Christ our Lord. Amen.
Rev James Bradley
Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham