A brother Knight of Columbus from the San Fernando Valley whose wife sings at our Church’s 5:00 PM Saturday Mass along with my wife, invited me to the annual Los Angeles Walk for Life this morning, March 17, 2012. When we left Redondo Beach and hit the I-405 there was a hard, windy, driving rain. Visibility got so bad up the Mulholland Pass that I was getting a little nervous.
Several streets down, at a stop light, just past the I-405 bridge a young couple got out of their car to join us with a prepared cloth sign with a pro-life message on it. The young woman approached me and asked me where I was from since I was wearing my Ferrari Jacket and my Fiat 500 hat. I told her that I was Italian and she stated that she was also; we shared a few comments in Italian and then the light changed and we continued down Ventura Blvd. The rain intensified, sometimes with a hard head wind, twisting our umbrellas and shredding our signs. We walked the entire route, about 5K, in the driving rain.
I left this walk with a renewed energy as never before; to see so many people totally ignore the elements. Some people had no umbrellas; and took the rain and wind as if it was any other sunny day. This is what being Catholic is about; sharing our faith and our commitment to the pro-life cause. This is what being a Knight of Columbus is all about. Praise God.