Henry David Thoreau said “The mass of men live lives of quiet desperation, and go to the grave with the song still in them.” He knew that every human being represents unlimited potential, and that very few of us are able to find our true purpose. I believe most of us feel deep down that we are here at this time, at this place to do great things, and that all that stands between each of us and greatness is fear. Most of us are afraid to take risks, afraid to move outside our comfort level; afraid to take the leap of faith that is necessary to do great things. Many of us will live our entire lives in quiet desperation, and only at the end realize what we could have done.
Thousands of unborn children die every day in America’s abortion mills; never getting the chance to bring their universally unique songs to the world. We could save them all if enough of us had the courage to stand up for every human beings’ inherent right to life. The abortion industry could be shuttered tomorrow if the demand for their deadly services was no longer there. The demand for abortion would disappear if every mother contemplating having their unborn child killed would ask themselves what they would want if they could trade places with the tiny human being living inside them.
I was well into my fifties before I realized I was living my life in quiet desperation and accepted my calling to end abortion. I would be less than honest if I didn’t say that fear of failure is still standing between me and taking the leap of faith that I know I must take in order to work full time for the cause I believe so deeply in. I seek the courage daily to leave my well paid job behind and to risk everything for the world’s unborn children. My fear is not for me, but for those who depend on me. Knowing this, I also know that if I commit fully to my cause, I can do great things.
I feel in my heart that abortion will end in my lifetime, and I don’t want to leave this world with my song still in me. I want to feel a sense of satisfaction as I draw my last breath; a sense of satisfaction that I gave my all for the children of the world, and that my body of work on their behalf made a difference. I hope to be able to look down from Heaven and to watch the children I played a part in saving, as they live long and happy lives, serving their fellow man. Our individual legacies live on long after we’re gone. Find your song and make the world a better place.