Saturday, March 19, 2011

One Father's Courage to Trust in God

Imagine you are a father or a mother who has been out of work for over a year and a half, about to run out of unemployment benefits, and who has been offered employment with a decent salary...but (here's the kicker) this job goes against your moral beliefs.  Would you take the job because you need the money to provide your family with all the necessities of life or would you follow your moral ethics, in what you know is right in your heart and soul and tell the employer no, sorry I can't in good conscience accept this offer for employment?

 Tim's unemployment benefits were about to run out when he received a call -  a job offer from his local union - a wonderful opportunity to be a foreman for at least 11 months.  Then, unfortunately, Tim found out that the job was to build a Planned Parenthood Clinic.  He told the man that he couldn’t accept the job.  The union rep tried to smooth it over saying they don’t know if abortions were going to be performed there for sure.  Tim stuck to his guns and told the union rep no, that there is no way that he in good conscience could help construct a building that would be used to perform abortions, to murder unborn babies.

Tim has a wife and kids to provide for and yet he was courageous enough to stand on principle.  He said a resounding no to aiding in a project that would eventually facilitate butchers who murder unborn babies because women believe in the “choice” to kill their children out of pure selfishness.  My thoughts and prayers are with Tim and his family, that he may find ethical work that is in line with his beliefs.

Decision inspires homily 

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