Last Summer, on a Sunday I was coming home at about 4pm. The temperature was about 100 F degrees. I was coming down the alley behind my house when I noticed that there was a police car parked there, behind my house.
As I got there I squeezed passed him to get into my parking when I saw the policeman and a group of people in a tight gathering in my neighbor’s yard across the alley from me. I came out to the alley curious, of course, to see what was happening when one lady came out to the alley to tell me that she had called the police because she had found a kitten with the head stuck inside a Campbell soup can and as she tried to pry it off the kitten, he was scratching her terribly, so she called the police.
Apparently, that had been going on for a bit of time and no one could budge the can off, so the policeman called the humane society to come and do something. Shortly after, not even 10 minutes, there came a woman from the humane society, in her humane society uniform, well, animal control uniform, and she went into the yard with a cage in hand.
As that person was trying to do something with the kitten, my neighbor came out to the alley again where I was to tell me a bit more about it…. She said that the neck of the kitten was full of maggots.
……..I felt like I could not get my breath. I felt I could not breathe at the thought of the helplessness and horrific anguish of that kitten; he had to be in that demise for some time to have maggots all around the neck. She left again and I stood there trying to catch my breath. I opened my eyes in an attempt to get that image out of my head and something else caught my eye.
As I looked to my left I could see Planned Parenthood across the street from my house where about 100 girls per week come and pay $1000 + to get the RU486 pill to abort their baby. I was then overcome by a bigger and more awful awareness. Where I stood, to my right was the poor kitten surrounded by a group of concerned, empathetic people and a woman who obviously heard it’s cry and she answered, and her intervention mobilized the police force who in turn mobilized the Humane Society, Animal Control Dept. on a Sunday afternoon at 4pm, in a 100 F degree weather. But to my right, 100 babies per week are killed in the most barbaric of ways and there is no one on this planet that can be called to intervene for those babies, not even their own father.
And when I looked straight ahead, caddy corner from my house, is our Crisis Pregnancy Center, where we have a Chapel, and in the Chapel is a tabernacle with Jesus hidden inside.
I was overwhelmed by the incongruency and irony. I could hardly wrap my mind around it. It occurred to me to pray.
I meant to pray, but I was mute. Totally mum. I did not know what to pray for. I only could think of a rapid escalating set of motives that end with the protection of the most inhuman act in the history of mankind and the protection of a kitten fighting to live while no one was trying to kill it, but instead they are trying to save it. What do I pray for?
So it occurred to me to ask you all. Those kind souls that follow this blog.
At the end I wondered if I should pray the elections, except some believe that it’s ok to kill a baby when the father is a rapist and the mother then becomes a murderer. That baby is sentenced to death, and I ask….”what did the baby do to deserve death?” the father will unlikely spend time in jail if at all, and mom becomes a murderer and that is celebrated and protected by the law…. the baby is the last to arrive at the scene; the crime was already committed, why then is the baby the one to have to die?
But Jesus lives, I wondered if I should pray that Jesus would come back before the elections and save us all.
Mother of us captives
And giver of the Living Waters.
By this prayer bind us to Thee
Who contains the uncontainable
The Most Holy Trinity,
That we may offer these pleas
For Thy intentions since
Thou know ours.
Ladder thru which we only ascend to holiness,
Grant us the grace to be like Thee in all things.
To God be all the Praise and Glory.
What do you all pray for?