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January 12, 2014

Will and choice

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NORMAN —

President John F. Kennedy once stated, “Although children may be the victims of fate, they will not be the victims of neglect.”

Our failure to address the social decay that leads to unintended and unwanted pregnancies, conceived by men and women with little moral fortitude or sense of responsibility, has given the world and its people the wrong message and, in itself, is neglectful.

Correcting this injustice to those not yet born will reassure all of our commitment to the preservation of every life as if it were our very own.

The forces required to drive the universe are immense. As for me, this is proof enough of the existence of a power far greater than ourselves. With this knowledge, we should realize it is our uniqueness that binds us together, and we should not let our petty differences tear us apart.

Perhaps now is the time to assert your free will and make a choice about the gift of life, but before doing so, ask yourself a few questions:

1. Do I believe that life is priceless?

2. Do I believe in freewill and the sanctity of life?

3. Do I believe in moral integrity?

4. Do I believe in good or evil?

5. Do I believe in one true God?

Before you choose, remember one very important fact. Christ began his life in the fetal state for a reason, developed into a precious child and grew to become a man and a prophet who ultimately fulfilled his own divine destiny.

As recorded by scripture, Christ: 1) believed in the sanctity of life, especially the lives of children;

2) believed in the free will of mankind to choose to follow him or choose to reject him;

3) believed in the moral integrity necessary to see his passion come to fruition;

4) believed in the goodness of his people being more powerful than the evil of his enemies; and most importantly,

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