I’m a Christian. I’ve had an abortion
Preaching from the pulpit about abortion does not reach the girls and women that need to hear the love of Christ. I am forgiven. Those times I’m sitting in the pew and the preacher is asking why is there abortion. Why, in a country that says they ate Christian, is there abortion. I can guess any woman in that church isn’t feeling forgiven. Judged. Probably. Condemned. Yep. But forgiven. Not me.
Why preach about abortion? The girls and women that need encouragement. Love. Most likely aren’t sitting in the pews. I know that time if my life church was the furthest thing from my mind.
Love, not guilt is what will end abortion. Encouragement, not condemnation will save babies.
Preaching about it doesn’t end it.
Amen Katey. I have not walked in those shoes but I know we all have areas in our life where we feel others disdain and judgement and it is never the way to reach someone.
You did a great job of echoing the words and actions of Jesus. Did He pick up a stone to throw at the adulteress? No, He offered her his hand and picked her up. He loved the sinner, broke bread with them, and gave them hope…THAT is why they so willingly followed Him. Way to call us on it!
I love you.
Keeping reaching out.
Keep reminding ANYONE who will listen that NOTHING can separate us from the love of Christ.
I have chills from the importance & weight of this post.
I can’t imagine Jesus would approve of the hateful tactics some people utilize in their passion to stop abortions from happening. There has to be a better way.
I’ve long said that the way to lower abortion numbers isn’t to stand on street corners screaming at women. Nobody wants MORE abortions, not even the doctors. We need to work together to lower those numbers, until they hit zero.
<3 you Katey. I love you for where you've been & where you're going.