As we approach "Respect Life Sunday" this experience today reminded me that we have a long way to go in a lot of categories of respecting life. I held a simple sign that said, "Life Is Beautiful." I quietly prayed and did not hinder any flow of sidewalk traffic. What did I get for this (as well as those others who were also present)? We got flipped off more times than I care to mention. The screaming and cursing that came from car windows was astounding. Many people did not show "tolerance" for our presence on the sidewalk. Why is that? On the other hand, the indifference and apathy of most who were passing by spoke louder than the cursing screamers.
The 40 Days for Life campaign goes through November 1. You still have time to get involved in that as well. Your presence is needed.