I want to introduce you to
a powerhouse evangelizer. At the moment I write this
(on the eave of “Christ the King”) –
he has no equal. His heart is pure. He is guilty of
no sin whatsoever. So his message is uncomplicated
and unambiguous. He doesn’t even use words.
He just is himself and you can’t help but know
the point. And that point strikes to the heart of
the Culture of Death loud and clear. It challenges
every conventional science and it baffles the practical
among us. It makes those for profit industries dealing
in death and calling it health-care speechless. And
for 33 weeks now, Austin has been preaching his message.
And it’s been hitting home and striking hearts
and making believers even out of believers.
Austin isn’t born yet.
As of this writing, he’s still in his mother’s
womb. And he’s Anencephalic. His brain hasn’t
developed as it should. And he’s not expected
to live long at all once he’s born. His parents
hope they will have just a little time to be with
him outside the womb. But meanwhile they’ve
come to love him where he is. As he is. And against
initial medical advice from “experts”
far away to terminate an already doomed pregnancy
– April and Aaron sought the wisdom of the Church.
What’s the right thing to do? The answer: Let
Austin have as long as God gives him. Love him now.
Let him be…Austin…Until he can’t
Heroes. The parents are heroes
of faith – because they took the wisdom of the
Church and made it their own against a world which
told them there was an easier, quicker, cleaner way.
They let Austin keep on…as he is. And they love
him with a parent’s love. And they named him.
And they introduced him to others. And low and behold
– Austin realized his destiny. From the womb.
Disadvantaged. Wordless. Powerless. Just being him-
Austin began to move hearts. Change minds. Enkindle
faith. Austin evangelized. With a simple, powerful,
uncomplicated message: God alone is the author of
Life. LIFE IS PRECIOUS!
On a Wednesday this past month,
Austin convened around 200 people in a little church
and led them in prayer. From the womb. As he is. And
the people prayed – in THANKSGIVING TO THE GOD
OF LIFE and LOVE!
This Christmas – when
you think of the baby Jesus in the crib – born
for your salvation, feel free to think of Austin.
There’s been nobody more powerful in teaching
the Christmas message recently than this child of
Thank you Austin
The support, information and encouragement provided by the PPFL parents is not meant to take the place of medical advice by a medical professional. Any specific questions about care should be directed to a health care professional familiar with the situation.