It is time for the “maybe” generation to say “yes” and mean it. It is what Christ asked of His earliest disciples and it should not shock us that He is asking us the same thing now.
As we embark on 2021, let’s reflect on a few questions. What can you do in your life to be a servant leader? How can you live out your pro-life beliefs by your example? Whatever what you choose, make an intentional commitment—one thing you can do each day, each week, each month—to be pro-life in your actions.
Do you know the names of the people around you? It really is an amazing gift we can give people this time of year: to feel known and loved. Especially in 2020 when giving hugs and handshakes is currently frowned upon, let’s acknowledge the power of our words and call each other by name, just as God calls us by ours.
by Grace Berger, 2020 missionary rider When I think of my experience with Biking for Babies all I can think is “wow.” I am left
I didn’t know it when I first signed up to be a missionary for Biking for Babies, but the pregnant women, their babies, and the centers that support them are why I am a missionary. It’s these people that pushed me and motivated me to stop standing still and to give everything.
I love seeing the physical transformation of our missionaries, but the more important goal of training and the ride is to allow Biking for Babies to be an avenue for our missionaries to be tested spiritually and to finish the ride more connected with Christ. I have watched God call young adults, from all walks of life, to let go of the comforts of this world they are clinging to so that they may cling more tightly to Him.
To truly trust, it is necessary to recognize the anxiety, frustration or whatever you’re feeling. Once you accept this feeling, you can allow yourself to process it and move on. But it takes an active realization and acceptance of your feelings, rather than ignoring them, to hand them over to God.
Confusing opportunities are in fact the perfect time to lean into the arms of Christ, to say, “Lord, I don’t know what’s going on. I don’t know how this could possibly be the end. It wasn’t supposed to be this way in my mind. But I know that your plans are bigger than my own. Help me to trust in your promise. Help me to believe that you will not hand me a viper when I ask for bread. Help me to know your love for me.”
In a time where we are desperately searching for hope, are we aware of the hope that is right in front of us? The war is already won. We can proclaim hope over despair. All because of the empty tomb.
Nobel Prize winner, humanitarian, and foundress of the Missionaries of Charity in Calcultta, India, Mother Teresa has often said, “Of all the diseases I have known, loneliness is the worse.” So how do we, as people of pro-life conviction, battle this epidemic of loneliness? How do we live out our pro-life conviction in the midst of a crisis requiring us to love one another by separating ourselves physically?