Think he gets invited to lots of cocktail parties? Socials? I don’t tend to post things so overtly Christian, but I thought this one was important. Because Christians talk an awful lot about “following the call,” but then a good half the time, we are uncomfortable with the outcome and distance ourselves from people like this. And he is following God’s call. (Why else, for crying out loud, would you do this?) Everyone has to work in their own way. Some people will talk through a megaphone outside an abortion clinic. Others will write. Still others will open up crisis pregnancy centres. Some will adopt children with special needs. But let me be very clear: I won’t make fun of this guy for what he does.
I hope for every Christian–for those who claim that label–that we are truly following the call of God on our unique lives… and not choosing to do instead what looks cool or what we are comfortable with. (And BTW, I don’t rule out that God might call people to do things that look cool, too.)
Faye adds: Watch the video. Just go watch the video. It’ll be the best 8 minutes of YouTube content that you watch this week. John Barros has saved over 1,000 babies from abortion in 3 years. Wow.
Andrea adds: And note that when snarky pro-choice bloggers make fun of pro-lifers outside of clinics, they are talking about him–people like him. There are entire blogs devoted to this, by the way, making fun of pro-life protestors. Been a while since I read any of ’em, but they are probably still going strong.by