Where is our life energy before we are conceived? Is it confined to our body while we are alive? Where does it go after the death of our physical body? Does the concept of time apply to the animating force we call life? If our life force has no beginning and no end, why are we given such a short physical life to determine how we will spend forever? I don’t have an answer to any of these questions, although I ponder them constantly.
While our lives, in the context of eternity, are short; our time alive is priceless. We squander our time and our lives by killing our own, worrying about money, possessions, and countless other unimportant things. We fail to see our fellow human beings as our brothers and sisters and the family that they truly are. We allow thousands of unborn children to be killed everyday; literally standing by as our family members are murdered. We pursue our physical lives as if our total existence is confined to the time period between birth and our last breath.
I’m slowly seeing it differently. I don’t know where I was before I became a physical being and I don’t know where I’ll go when the body I reside in dies. I’ve come to realize that I’m more than a rather mediocre assembly of skin and bones. So is every other human being, from the moment of conception until they leave their bodies. We all received our gift of life for a reason. No one will convince me that some of us were put here to kill millions of unborn children, or that industries dedicated to killing babies for money are serving humanity. And someone please tell me why children go to bed hungry in America while our government sends over $500 million to Planned Parenthood every year.
As I get older I feel a sense of urgency to accomplish my goal of ending abortion. While my time may be growing short, my resolve will never die. That’s what life is about; pursuing worthy goals and doing what you know in your heart is right. One of the great mysteries of life is that none of us knows when ours will end. When my last day comes I hope to leave this world knowing that I saved some lives and changed some more. I hope I will have made my children and grandchildren proud of what I accomplished and willing to carry on the work I began.
Life is short enough already. The last thing we need to be doing is ending new lives just as they are beginning. Help me end the practice of abortion and help make the world a better place. If you choose not to help, I understand. It’s hard to take a stand for something you believe in, even if you know it’s the right thing to do. Find your own way to serve others and I’ll press on, unafraid and undeterred.