The thing about getting to know your parish community is that your parish community knows you. They pray for you and ask how you're doing with this-and-that project and come up with ideas for you when you hit sticky spots in your life. But when it's time for the 40 Days for Life campaign, they also insist that you volunteer to participate once a week in the peaceful prayer vigil outside of Planned Parenthood, especially if you work from home. And when I say "but" it's not because this is not a most worthy cause. No. I say "but" because it requires that we be a little extra selfless which is, you know, not usually that much fun.
Here's the truth: my husband didn't want to say yes. Click here to read about how he did it anyway, and how that decision probably saved a person's life.