Across the street from Planned Parenthood this morning, a group us were saying the Rosary, when a woman got out of a car and started walking towards PP's entrance.
The way that she was walking suggested that she was upset. Then she started yelling at us. I couldn't hear everything she said (I was trying to pray), but part of it sounded like "abortion saved my life, and my baby's."
But I heard her clearly say, "So f*** you."
One of our group called out to her, "God bless you." She responded, "And I love Jesus, too."
Then she went in.
Pain? Fear? Anger? Regret? Guilt? Only God knows fully what was burning in that woman's heart.
I must acknowledge that possible snappy responses passed through my mind. I recognize that I am not the person of peace and love that I long to be.
I will pray for her. And her child.
And for healing and growth in me.
Pax et bonum