I want you to do something, so please read this entire post.
For many, I suppose that the true meaning of last week’s events has yet to sink in. For the last few days as I pondered the meaning of the arguably miraculous turn of events, I am overwhelmed with gratitude.
As we approached the birthday of Our Lord, pro-lifers in the U.S. reluctantly realized that this momentous battle in the war on life was likely lost. The opposition had overwhelming superiority in numbers and a steely determination to institute a universal health-care regime that funds abortion. We, along with many other concerned citizens of various stripes, protested, marched, attended townhalls, lobbied, and prayed, seemingly to no avail. The Senate had passed, in complicity with ostensibly pro-life Senators, its version of the bill with its thinly disguised abortion on demand funding.
The passage of the Senate bill signaled what seemed to many, the end of the fight. Democrats huddled to hammer out any compromises necessary to achieve final passage of the bill. We watched in dismay as every day inched closer to the compromise that would seal the deal and put the bill on the desk of the President in time for the State of the Union. We had lost, there was nothing more we could do, but pray.
But God had other plans.
In a way that seemed almost impossible, the entire battle has turned. I need not go into detail here, you all know the story. We understand that the war on life is far from over, but today, at least for a while, by the grace of God, we have avoided institutionalized and tax-payer funded abortion. There will be other battles and perhaps they will be very soon, but it is incumbent upon all of us to acknowledge the great miracle that we have witnessed and to thank God for delivering us from this evil.
So what I propose is that we Catholic, Christian, and pro-life bloggers everywhere give thanks to God by way publishing the Non Nobis in gratitude for this wondrous day.
Sed nomini tuo da gloriam.
Not to us, not to us, o Lord,
But to your name give glory.
I ask that any blogger interested in showing their gratitude for this victory, print the Non Nobis. I will also encourage you to also link or show your favorite version of the Non nobis. Mine is the scene from Henry V after the battle of Agincourt.
If you choose to participate in this show of gratitude, link this post, email us, or post a comment with a link to your site so that we can link back to you here!
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January 25, 2010 at 4:42 am
January 25, 2010 at 4:56 am
Linked! What a great idea!
January 25, 2010 at 5:37 am
My blog post on this will go live at 12 AM (since I post every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday).
My blog is: http://www.philflipsnor.com
January 25, 2010 at 9:12 am
John Thayer Jensen has explained the difference adequately: "ostensibly" refers to appearances, (These Senators do not appear pro-life at all, so they are not "ostensibly" pro-life.) "supposedly" to what people believe, regardless of appearances. (Many people may believe these Senators are pro-life, because they say they are, despite appearances to the contrary.)
That is the difference.
January 25, 2010 at 4:36 pm
Amen, what a great post. May we never doubt. I have shared your post on my blog http://www.thegrignons.blogspot.com
January 25, 2010 at 6:32 pm
I think this is brilliant. Any effort that brings thanks and glory to God is worthy of our support.
January 25, 2010 at 6:43 pm
I have linked you to my BattleBeads website … this country needs much prayer as you say … hopefully the new USA Chaplet will assist. http://battlebeads.com
January 25, 2010 at 7:38 pm
Here ya go: http://dad29.blogspot.com/2010/01/non-nobis-domine.html
January 25, 2010 at 7:55 pm
Done… thanks to the good graces of the masterful Regular Guy, who charges me a shamefully low rent, each month, for crashing at his blog!
January 25, 2010 at 8:40 pm
We are in: Our Lady of Loretto Parish http://www.ourladyoflorettocs.com
January 25, 2010 at 9:39 pm
January 26, 2010 at 12:47 am
Go Henry V!
January 26, 2010 at 1:20 am
"But God had other plans."
Congratulations, your God is a series of undemocratic procedural hurdles, paid off elected officials and misinformation.
January 26, 2010 at 3:31 pm
Great reminder, Patrick–thank you!
January 26, 2010 at 6:54 pm
January 26, 2010 at 7:04 pm
Anything can happen in politics, even good things.
January 26, 2010 at 7:20 pm
January 26, 2010 at 7:55 pm
January 26, 2010 at 11:32 pm
We are in: I posted on my website: Our Lady of Loretto Parish http://www.ourladyoflorettocs.com
January 27, 2010 at 3:51 pm
I'm not timely, but I'm in: