Alternate carbon fast asked for

To the Editor:

I am responding to the article under “Religion,” titled, “Lenten Carbon Fast Returns” in the Feb. 19 issue of the MC Record. Feb. 22 was “Ash Wednesday,” which begins the 40 days leading up to Easter Sunday in the Christian religion.

Ashes are often used to remind us of our immortality as humans and to spur Christians to a deeper spirituality, growing in faith and charity during those days. Ashes symbolize a call to repent and focus on the salvation that Jesus offers to all humanity.

I ask Christians, and all people this Lent, to put a focus on the “carbon” emitted as hundreds of thousands of the bodily remains of our children, in the Holocaust of abortion, are cremated or put into landfills across America even right here in Minnesota. The dark evil that engulfs our great nation, through this legalized genocide of the most vulnerable among us, can only be freed by the change of human hearts and minds.

Jesus not only came to forgive our sins, but to also give us new life. Let’s focus our eyes to the truth, because only when the total “Fast from Abortions” happens, can humanity truly be right with God, our neighbor and creation around us. — Gerri Klimek, Little Falls