Two were people praying at the 40 Days for Life vigil in St. Louis when a middle-aged man pulled up at the adjacent stop light and rolled down his window.

In?a grateful voice, he called out, "Thank you for what you're doing! God bless you!" The two thanked him for the kind words, but he had more to say. "I brought a woman here once many years ago. It is one of the greatest regrets of my entire life."

As he was about to drive away, the volunteers reminded him of God's abundant mercy. The man thanked them again and drove away, a peaceful smile resting on his face.

?God's mercy IS new every day,? said Brian Westbrook, the local 40 Days for Life coordinator in St. Louis, ?and it is a mercy that is bigger than any of our hurts, worries or regrets. It is a mercy bigger, even, than the devastation of abortion. May our presence on the sidewalk continue to be an outward sign of the hopeful promise that unites us all in the Heart and mercy of God.?



With 40 Days for Life, David wears many hats. Prior to joining the 40 Days for Life team, he was an award-winning radio and TV journalist. He has also served as a board member for a pregnancy help center and as publications director for a major national pro-life organization.