Life is the Only Choice

This story is truly amazing and inspiring. It’s about a 66-year old Catholic father of 7 saving his 20-year old Down Syndrome son in a bizarre accident.  The son fell into a septic tank, while the father jumped in to raise his son’s head above water until help arrived. Unfortunately in saving his son, he himself drowned.

This should cause us all to pause and think about the worth and dignity of each human being and how our current culture of death refuses to acknowledge this one simple principle.  This father made the ultimate sacrifice in saving his disabled son.  No greater love is there than to lay down one’s life for family and friends.  Laying down one’s life can be a one-time event or it can last a lifetime. This Catholic father did both.  We contrast this heroic event with the unmitigated and ravenous assault on innocent human life by a vicious and selfish culture which not only aborts healthy children, but aborts an estimated 90% of Down Syndrome children

The culture therefore tells us what it thinks of the disabled: You’re not wanted and we won’t sacrifice for you. By contrast this heroic man did the exact opposite and provided the ultimate counter witness by sacrificing his own life.

And what about us?  Are we so comfortable with this current culture of death that we won’t venture out of our comfort zone, won’t take the risk of rocking the boat, won’t risk losing something? 

“Unless you lose your life, you will never save it.” That’s what Jesus said.

God has given us 960 hours in the 40 Days for Life campaign to venture out of our comfort zone and witness to an unbelieving world.

Here’s the sign up link, here’s the vigil schedule.

2 thoughts on “Life is the Only Choice

  1. The morality of our country is best judged by how we treat our own children. Sadly, millions of pregnancies have ended in abortion, one of the most dangerous places to be in Canada is in the womb. Taking the life of an innocent human being, is morally wrong.

    By abortion, the mother does not learn to love, but kills even her own baby to solve her problems. And by abortion, the father is told that he does not have to take any responsibility at all for the child he has brought into the world. That father is likely to put other women into the same trouble. So abortion just leads to more abortion.

    Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want.

  2. Many women who have gotten abortions regretted later on when they had children.
    In 1992,i had the opportunity to save a five year old from certain death.The kids name was Holly.Her mom left her outside unattended in her convertable.My GF suddenly started yelling for me to come outside, and i come out and this car with the 5 year old in it rolling down the street towards a busy intersection.I dont know what happen but its like instinct took over, i chased down the car hopped into the driver side and brought the car to a halt 10 feet from the intersection.Needless the say the poor kid was scared.I brought her back to her mom, and highly suggested she keep a better eye on her daughter.I was angry at her mom but i kept it in check as the mother was almost hysterical ,thanking me.I said no need just watch her closer,curiosity and all.We both survived but i wouldve easily laid down my life so that kid could live.

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