By Elizabeth Westhoff, Director of Marketing and Mission Awareness
Today I had the honor of, once again, participating in the annual March for Life in Washington, D. C. It was, as they always are here, an early, cold start to the day. Walking what seems hundreds of miles on the streets of this city, all the while, carrying packs full of cameras, paperwork, and other equipment. It was pretty much the same as any other year, except for one thing–the throngs of people.
I’ve never seen anything like this. 500,000 (or MORE) human beings in the snow, bitter cold, etc. No one was fussy. No one was rude. No one was out of control. There was singing, praying, crying, story telling, and prayerful silence.
By Julie Bostick, Executive Director, Office of Laity & Family Life
When I think about the size of the world and the number of people in it, I feel small and insignificant. It boggles my mind to try to understand how God can know and love each and every individual person. I think that is why Psalm 139 has always been one of my favorite Scripture passages. It reminds me that I am not insignificant to God, because God knew me and my whole life story before I was a blip on my Mom and Dad’s radar screen.
“O Lord, you have probed me and you know me; you know when I sit and when I stand; you understand my thoughts from afar. My journeys and my rest you scrutinize, with all my ways you are familiar” (Psalm 139:1-3).