Homily Thoughts for October 5, 2014…Dead Man Walking

The nun who’s real-life story about befriending a death row inmate became a movie called “Dead Man Walking.” When told of the death-row inmate’s fear of death, she told him to keep looking at her through the (witness’s) window so that the last thing he would see on this earth would be the face of someone who loved him.

Jesus himself died by capital punishment even though God said, “They will respect my Son.” 

As Catholic’s, we side aside this month of October to remember all whose life is threatened by abortion, the destruction of embryos used in medical research, the disregard of elderly people & those facing the death penalty. Let us not allow others who leave this world fail to see in us the face of someone who loves them.