Many Americans have been praying for president-elect, Barack Obama and his administration. As a woman living in Virginia told me, in a visit to the Blessed Sacrament, she virtually “opened” the tabernacle and placed Obama and his administration inside, asking the reigning King of Mercy for the grace of conversion, “closing” the door so they could not escape.
Who knows what effects this could have if we all followed suit, doing all we can to support our political leaders with our sincere prayers instead of the all-so-easy complaining?
What is sure is that the outgoing Bush administration is doing all it can to help Americans and their consciences, before handing the baton to the new administration. Bush is planning to announce the new “right of conscience” rule, permitting medical facilities, doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare workers to refuse to participate in any procedure they find morally objectionable, including abortion and possibly even artificial insemination and birth control.
In the end it would be a right to protect the moral conscience of persons working in the healthcare industry in the US.
Although not an answer to the “Freedom of Choice Act” that Obama has pledged to pass through Congress as his first act as President, nor something that cannot be overturned by the new administration, if approved, it will be a great victory for all men and women of good will – a public confirmation of the moral truth we should all follow.
Is this an effect of the prayers of a Virginian? Only God knows. Nonetheless, it is a promising early Christmas gift!
If we are interested in offering or receiving other similar gifts, we have have to keep up the Christmas spirit and get down on our knees to ask with true faith!
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