“Look around and behold the newness of life that is now springing forth. Trees are blossoming; green grass overtaking the dead and a new fragrance rests upon the earth.” Someone brought these words to us in front of Planned Parenthood last Holy Saturday. Reflect the next time you stand in the face of death of the springtime that has already come. Holy Week calls us to walk the Via Dolorosa with our Lord, to partake of His sufferings but, it also calls us to participate in “raising things that were cast down” and sharing in the newness of life granted at the cross. The finished work of Christ on the cross has granted us this assurance. This is why we visit the abortion centers on Holy Saturday. We come expectantly waiting for the day when we will no longer stand at the tomb. We come to proclaim the Passover of the Lord, his victory over death by destroying death itself. We come to announce that, “the springtime has come my darling and the winter is now past.” With faith in Jesus Christ, we will see the end to abortion because we already know how it ends; in victory. And just as we wait for the coming of Easter, so we now wait for an end to abortion, knowing that victory is fast approaching.
“Rejoice and sing now, all the round earth, bright with a glorious splendor, for darkness has been vanquished by our eternal King!”