While most students were heading home for Fake Break, a CCM group of 12 students and I were picked up on a bus on January 25th to Washington, D.C., to participate in the National March for Life. Getting no sleep the night before, we departed on the five hour bus ride, pairing up with Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Greensboro, NC, to arrive in our nationís capital around 7:00 a.m. Upon arrival, I was amazed by the sheer size of the number of people in attendance for this event.
It was my first time ever participating in a walk for life, but it was truly an experience everyone should have at least once. I had come to see what it meant to be part of such a morally driven event, and it did not disappoint. It was a lot of fun marching through the freezing cold streets of D.C., watching everyone proclaim their beliefs of the right to life. Actually, one could see people on both sides of the debate making their ideals known.
It is truly rewarding to get a chance to understand such a political and ethical debate from a group perspective. It was amazing to see so many people from all around the country to come together to express a common value. I could not have asked for a better religious experience to start off my break.
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