9 Days for Life Novena DAY ONE: January 16, 2016

For the conversion of all hearts and the end to abortion.

Prayers:  Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be

Today’s Gospel reading (Mk 2:13-17) recounts Jesus dining with tax collectors and sinners.  When the Pharisees question Jesus about this, he responds, “Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do. I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.” In a society where millions of people have fallen prey to the false promises of the culture of death, let us witness to the mercy of Jesus and invite all who’ve been wounded to experience his abundant love and healing.