– by Mary May Larmoyeux –
Martin Luther King, Jr., said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?”
That’s a great thing for each of us to ask ourselves every single day.
On January 18, thousands of men, women, and children gathered for the annual Arkansas March for Life. They were doing something for those who cannot speak for themselves. Reminding a world that seems to have forgotten that all of life is precious, regardless of age … race … or social position.
I’ll never forget a conversation that my dad and I had long, long ago. The Roe vs. Wade decision had just been made, allowing legalized abortions. Dad looked at me and said something like, “Abortion may now be legal, but it’s wrong.”
Somehow those words have always stuck with me.
My husband, Jim, and I understant that we do not answer to popular opinion in matters of life and death. We answer to Almighty God. And every person, whether unborn or 105 years old, is made in His image.
It can make a difference when we really consider what it means as to interact with people of different abilities, races, and ages who are all made in God’s image.
As we live this out in our daily lives, the words of an old song ring true: “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother.”
Post and photos © 2015 by Mary May Larmoyeux. All rights reserved.
Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild’s Heart.