Posted by: St. Mark Lutheran Church | February 25, 2009

Ash Wednesday and the North Dakota Legislature

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent.  Lent is the 40-day season when Christians focus on the path that took Jesus to the cross on Good Friday.  On Ash Wednesday we especially remember our role in Christ’s journey — we made it happen.  Our faults, our many faults, our grievous faults drove the nails into Christ’s hands.

Ash Wednesday liturgies rightly then often focus on confession and absolution, the sins of ours that put us in need of a Savior.  Often we focus on our individual sins — the  things we’ve done, the things we’ve left undone.

One thing yet left undone is the abolition of that abomination called abortion.  Millions of children have died, never having the chance to live outside the womb.  Let us never stop fighting to end this slaughter, a slaughter that in America since the passage of Roe v. Wade has claimed almost as many children as World War II claimed lives.

Note with prayer and joy this story about what the legislature in North Dakota is attempting to do in the fight to save lives:  North Dakota House Passes Abortion Ban

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