We are all beautiful Threads in God's Tapestry; every stitch, although somewhat ugly underneath, is magnificent on the outside. Each stitch God uses to weave His perfect Will from day to day.
Over forty-five years ago, my life was totally out of control. I was lost in the secular world of sex and alcohol. I craved attention by trying to find love inappropriately with men. These decisions led to the taking of two unborn babies by abortion and altered the direction of the life that God had really created for me. I his the abortions from my parents, family, friends, and business associates. However, I knew that I could not hide them from God. I hated myself for what I had done, for I knew that abortion was an abomination to God and that I deserved to spend eternity absent His presence.
God had other plans. While on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 1996, I experienced God's merciful forgiveness and answered His call to the Roman Catholic Church. God directed me to a new life spiritually, emotionally, and mentally, serving Him by passing on the message to other women who are lost by making that same regretful decision. The message that I heard was: "Tell them that I love them."
And so, my witness is just that. Believe that God loves you enough to send His only Son to die for your sins and that Jesus' sacrifice was sufficient enough for you to accept His forgiveness by forgiving yourself. Be a soul who now believes in His mercy.