I’ll admit that I’m not a big fan of supposed “private revelations,” such as Marian apparitions. I’m skeptical of any supernatural origin for them, and I suspect some are simply frauds perpetrated on innocent and naive believers. I basically accept Guadalupe, Lourdes, and Fatima and ignore the rest.
One theme, however, that you see in many of these apparitions is a prediction that one day there will be a “Sign” for all to see that will be unmistakable and from God. To me this does not seem very consistent with how God works – He usually does not do anything that cannot be interpreted by non-believers as something other than what it is. He requires faith from those that follow Him.
Yet with the release of the Planned Parenthood videos exposing their callous barbarity, my wife mentioned to me that she thinks these videos are like an unmistakable “Sign” for all to see. We can quibble about whether Carly Fiorina properly described one part of a video, but this is straining a gnat and swallowing a camel. Anyone who has seen the videos know that they show a callous disregard for human life – which is why Planned Parenthood is desperate for no one to see them. These videos demand a decision: will our country continue to deny the humanity of the unborn child, or will we finally – finally! – see that the unborn child in our midst is deserving of every legal protection?
The Sign is there – how will we respond?