Mercy changes everything. Fulton Sheen accurately called this week "the week that changed the world."

The reason this week changed the world -- and changes us -- is simple: the redeeming mercy of Jesus' sacrifice for us on the cross.

We and our world need His mercy ... and this week we celebrate the freedom that comes from God's merciful love. Our world longs for that freedom, but often looks for it in all the wrong places.

This week reminds us where to look if we want to see abortion end in our world -- the cross.

Our Lord's passion, death and resurrection are what we nail our hopes to -- not ourselves or our government or the media, but His redemptive sacrifice.

His mercy is real. Just ask Jewels Green, who had an abortion and then began working in the abortion industry ? at a facility that was the site of violence.

Because of her conversion, she understood the power of a 40 Days for Life campaign and "couldn't wait to join the vigil."

Be inspired by her redeeming story this Holy Week as she joins us on the 40 Days for Life podcast.

In this episode, Jewels shares the things we should do -- and should never do -- if we want to see more workers have a change of heart. It was a long road for Jewels, who said she "came crawling back to God, broken and humbled."

God can work with us when we are humbled. During this 40 Days for Life campaign, we saw thousands of people humble themselves to endure cold, indifference, and ridicule in front of abortion facilities to be a sign of Christ's hope and mercy.

We give thanks for the babies saved from abortion, the abortion workers who questioned their job for the first time, and the abortion facilities that closed their doors.

Your witness is a sign of His mercy ... and we pray that you and your family have a blessed Easter as we celebrate the mercy and love of God this week!

Shawn Carney, President/CEO

In addition to co-founding 40 Days for Life, Shawn is one of the most sought-after pro-life speakers, addressing audiences coast-to-coast and internationally. He has executive produced award-winning pro-life documentaries. Shawn co-authored the #1 top-rated Christian book: 40 Days for Life: Discover What God Has Done ... Imagine What He Can Do and also wrote The Beginning of the End of Abortion.