Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Obama meets Pope Benedict

As I sat reading about President Obama's upcoming meeting with Pope Benedict this Friday, I reflected on what could come out of their talk. Of all the topics to be discussed, it is assumed the Pope will speak to him about Life. Will it do any good? I found myself sitting, silently asking in prayer for a conversion of heart for President and Mrs. Obama on Life. As I chided myself for asking for a miracle, my prayer changed to simply ask for God's will to be done in that meeting.

As I finished and turned back to my computer to read more news, I ran across a story on the SuzyB blog that directly addressed my feeling of despair in my prayer for conversion.

"Even the staunchest of pro-abortion activists can have a change of heart. Norma McCorvey, the “Jane Roe” from Roe v. Wade became pro-life after seeing a fetal development poster in 1995. Bernard Nathanson, an abortionist and one of the founders of National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws (now known as NARAL Pro-Choice America), became pro-life in the 1970s after the development of ultrasound. Those are just the prominent conversions. Prayer vigils outside abortion clinics, most notably 40 Days for Life, have converted hundreds of abortion clinic workers and continue to do so. Can the Pope show Obama the truth about abortion? We can only hope and pray." Obama to Meet Pope Benedict XVI

It was exactly the reminder I needed that all things are truly possible.

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