Posted by: ourbakersdozen | January 25, 2012

180


My teenagers showed me a video today – its thirty minutes long.  It had not been part of today’s schedule which was: get up, have breakfast and move onto a second day of spring cleaning with my kids. Yesterday we tackled the downstairs – today bedrooms are on the agenda. Now we are thirty minutes & counting behind schedule – but you know what, it is well worth it.

I have always been pro-life and I have always known about the holocaust. How the producer of this video brings the two together is incredible, and how he leads the young adults to rethink their stance on abortion is nothing short of amazing.

As a mother, I am always considering my family’s prayer life and evaluating it and asking myself how to improve it. Of late, I have been considering asking my children once a week to come up with an intention to offer up through out the day. I want to collect the intentions at the beginning of the week and put them in a jar so that at the breakfast table we can pull out one intention for the day. The idea is that we can then daily pull out an intention for the day and offer up our chores & school work for it, make small sacrifices during the day and be in union as we do it. But I have been putting it off… just been too disorganized busy to pull it together.

The thirty minutes I ” lost”  from today’s schedule has given me the fire to get the intention jar started. Today though I don’t think we will need to pull an intention from the jar, I think we will all be offering up our day and little sacrifices for ‘Mr. Blue Mohawk’. One of my children already confided to me that s/he immediately washed two loads of dishes for him – when you watch his face and the hint of hope for his soul you will understand why s/he was inspired to offer up a chore s/he dislikes so much for him.

St Theresa won many souls for Jesus through simple and small acts of love – how many could we, as a Catholic community, save if we focused our day on offering up small sacrifices for today’s lost souls. What if everyday we truly focused on offering up every little detail of the day for the end of today’s abortion holocaust?  Mama Erica  reminded us, today, of a very serious issue in her first political post. One that actually closely ties in with the subject matter of the 180 video I watched this morning. If we do  not make an effort to stop  the holocaust of today… we may well see it explode into a repeat of the holocaust of Hitler.

  • The figure of 11 million people dead is often given but it is completely unclear where this figure comes from, and how it is calculated. It is far too low. One also encounters the range 11-17 million.
  • 6 million of these were Jewish (close to two thirds of Europe’s Jewish population) and about one quarter of these were children under 15.
  • Up to 270,000 were Roma/Sinti (Gypsies)  (From Answer.com)

So who were the rest of the 11 – 17 million? Are we going to sit silently as did the Germans? Or, can we maybe make just a small tiny effort. We can write our representatives and protest this portion of Obamacare. As well, we can all reach so many people through twitter, facebook and personal blogs to promote this 180 video. I have landed behind schedule today by about an hour through writing this post and watching the video, but if that one small hour leads even one person, who is prochoice, to change their mind  then that itsy bitsy loss of time will be well worth it.

I would like to ask ALL who read this post to link to this video through their different social network accounts. Its estimated that we had over 250000 at the March for Life this week. Imagine if every single person there called their representative AND shared this video with everyone they know… can you imagine the explosion it would create? 180  also has a Spanish version. Please, please consider sharing this incredible video. Let’s create an incredible explosion all across the web, and maybe even across the world!

And now… I’m off to create that intentions jar, although I already know today’s intention.
Post Script ~ I would recommend that if you have children are sensitive and/or younger than a teen watch it alone first so that you can decide if it is appropriate for them to watch it with you. It is graphic in regards to holocaust pictures.
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