The Point: Death Swallowed up by Life

God invites us to participate in His work to restore all things under Christ—here’s an exciting example.

Talk about overcoming evil with good! For the Colson Center, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

What could be better than opening a free healthcare clinic for the poor? How about opening a free faith-based health clinic in an abandoned building that used to be an abortion clinic?

That’s exactly what’s happened in Manassas, Virginia, where Catholic Charities will open the clinic in November to serve the 8,000 uninsured members of the community.

The clinic will be staffed by volunteer doctors and nurses, and a medical director who also happens to be a deacon at a local church. In addition to providing basic medical services, the clinic will establish a referral network of healthcare providers, mental health counseling, and even adoption services.

For nearly 30 years, Christian protesters prayed and held vigils outside this abortion clinic. It looks like their prayers—and the prayers of folks who can’t afford medical help—have been answered.

God invites us to participate in His work to restore all things under Christ—This is a living tangible example of just that.

 

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  • Phoenix1977

    “The clinic will be staffed by volunteer doctors and nurses, and a medical director who also happens to be a deacon at a local church. In addition to providing basic medical services, the clinic will establish a referral network of healthcare providers, mental health counseling, and even adoption services.”
    Great. And will they offer free prayer services before seeing the doctor? Or hand out a free bible with every prescription? And a mandatory bible study with every consultation?
    If conservatives hadn’t fought the Affordable Care Act so much there would not be 8000 uninsured people to service to begin with.

    • Gina Dalfonzo

      Why don’t you read up on it and see if they will, rather than just tossing out questions and speculations without foundations? This is getting to be something of a habit of yours. 🙂 But you can’t smear people for doing something if you have no idea whether they’re doing it or not.

  • Gina Dalfonzo

    Your statement on Mother Teresa’s reputation is oversimplified at best. Most sources will tell you that while some in India were not fond of her, others revered and respected her. Reactions to her were as mixed as they are to most people, which makes sense, given that we all do both good and bad in this world.

    • Phoenix1977

      The Chrstians in India respect Mother Theresa, which is a minority. Most other groups, especially the Hindu population, have nothing good to say about her and see her as a child robber who should have minded her own business. And that’s not my opinion, but statements I heard first hand from people who met her, experienced her way of working and are now dealing with the results of her works. But those views are hardly heard in either Europe or the US because the people issuing those statements are not the ones most people pay attention to.

      • Steve

        For once, why don’t you try to light a candle instead of cursing the darkness?
        Since you are so well-versed on what the people in India thought about Mother Theresa, I think you should know that the people in the US helped by the faith-based groups in Texas and Louisiana are thrilled with what they are doing. So is the US government, who relies on them to help in these disasters. No one is being forced to do anything in order to receive aid. You are the one demanding that people be forced to do things (participate in gay weddings). You are projecting what you do onto others.
        Stop playing the victim regarding your past treatment by projecting all of your hate onto millions of people who never did anything to you at all.

        • Phoenix1977

          “For once, why don’t you try to light a candle instead of cursing the darkness?”
          No thanks. I prefer to live in the 21st century, where we have electricity.