Saturday, March 3, 2012

High winds

The weather people - and local news - have been hyping high wind warnings for today.

Mind you, we are not located in the areas being devastated by tornadoes - God be with the people in those areas - but still, locally winds might knock down some trees, blow away loose garbage cans, cause some power outages, etc.

Perhaps there will be problems, but more likely it will just give the local media more nervous viewers. Or maybe give the local stations something with which to fill air time.

I ran into the wind in a more direct way at Planned Parenthood this morning.

Thirteen of us gathered across the street to pray the Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet for the victims of Planned Parenthood, as the winds gusts in the 40-50 mph range made it hard even to stand up. I weigh more than 200 pounds and I was being pushed constantly.

One person made a joke about the Holy Spirit passing through.

I pray the Spirit will stir the hearts and souls of those working in or entering the PP office.

Pax et bonum


Do Not Be Anxious said...

Thank you for your commitment to be there, come hell or high water --- or wind. It's so easy to find other "more important things" which need to be done, and waver in our commitments. But more than ever, I think prayer is needed.

A Secular Franciscan said...

Absolutely: Prayer is what will eventually change hearts and minds.