EDITOR’S NOTE: The blog below has been
cobbled together from two Facebook posts.
As some of you know, I have been haunting a sidewalk once a week or so, with a few friends in front of a building complex that includes a fairly large Planned Parenthood facility. There are many people wandering around in the parking lot, in the office, and on the sidewalk. Lots of people. Lots of stories.
We started this outreach, which I call The Open Door, in November last year. We worship and pray out on the sidewalk. But it has progressed to other things, like giving out roses on Mother’s Day with encouraging scripture cards tied to them, or a tin of Christmas cookies for everyone in the complex—including Planned Parenthood.
I think, for some people, any kindness shown to the people who work at PP is a kind of blasphemy, because they are the ones facilitating and performing abortions. But I am just foolish enough to think God loves them as much as He loves me. And it is when people open their hearts to God and receive His love that He begins to set all other loves in order. He begins to re-form our broken vision and understanding. Mercy is a huge part of this process. And even in the Scriptures it talks about how His kindness leads us to repentance.