One More Baby for Jesus
A Ministry of Forming Faithful Families
Every baby is a magnificent treasure, an awe-inspiring gift, a precious gem! Is God calling you to take up this beautiful opportunity to trust Jesus, to triumph over this fear driven culture that is afraid of children, and to be open to having One More Baby for Jesus? Are you willing to live in the moment without suffering unnecessary anxiety about the future which you don’t control? God is truly in control.
Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself (Matthew 6:34, NABRE).
Be part of the antidote for the prevailing culture that tends to seriously undervalue life. We at One More Baby for Jesus are in awe of life! Join us!
By One More Baby for Jesus we don’t mean one last baby, but one more baby for now if God in His most perfect providence grants this remarkable gift. Our hope is that you will decide to accept the gift of being open to yet One More Baby for Jesus again in the future, and perhaps then again later, if God so wills it, to have yet One More Baby for Jesus and so on, accordingly to our Loving Father’s will.
We are creating awareness and bringing the Catholic Church’s beautiful and true teachings on openness to life and the sanctity of life down to a simple concrete application in the present moment which is really the only place we can ever act from, and that is to be supportive of, or earnestly discern being open to having One More Baby for Jesus. This is not an imposition, but the sharing of a gift, an invitation.
We want to help people to reflect upon the true breathtaking nature and value of a child versus the various, sometimes mediocre reasons, that often inhibit us from being open to new life.
Even setting theology aside for a moment, we are going to be audacious in countering the prevalent culture that is so afraid of life and say: if you are blessed with potential fertility, why not strongly consider being open to having another baby if God so blesses you? Go for it!
We are suggesting a paradigm shift wherein we are not so much focused on whether it is a sin to postpone having another child, but more how I can love, how can I respond to God’s love which He has poured out onto me; how can I increase my trust in God? This is agape love, a sacrificial love centered on the other, and not myself. Is there room for me to grow in love and trust with the help of the Holy Spirit? The more we are willing to trust in Jesus and take a bit of a risk, the happier we will be in time and eternity.
One way to join our movement One More Baby for Jesus, a man or woman needs only be married, and decide to be open with their God-given fertility to having One More Baby for Jesus, for now, to the best of one’s capability and circumstance, and to raising that child to the best of one’s ability with love, and with unconditional confidence that God will always provide whatever is lacking.
It is not required that One More Baby for Jesus be the exclusive or primary reason for your being open to having another baby. You may have already made this decision wherein we welcome you to join us as members in prayer and solidarity.
Success in achieving a blessed pregnancy is not a requisite as this gift ultimately belongs to the will and action of God. Be certain that God will be exceedingly happy and bless your good intention.
You may join us as an individual or as a couple in awe of life. You may join One More Baby for Jesus if you are currently expecting a baby, married or un-married, and you are committed to carrying your baby to term. Fathers of an already conceived baby, married or not, are asked to commit to protecting and supporting the baby and the mother of their baby in every way possible, even to a heroic degree out of love and responsibility. Taking concrete action to adopt, if God so blesses you with this gift, is most certainly full participation in the One More Baby for Jesus movement as well.
Those single and religious persons who embrace chastity in their temporary or permanent vocation/state of life are encouraged to join with us in offering prayers and sacrifices in support of the awe of life and for blessings on those members of One More Baby for Jesus, and are considered full members of One More Baby for Jesus.
Those who have significant reason to believe they are past childbearing age or irreversibly infertile are welcomed to join us in prayer and solidarity, and are encouraged to promote the awe of life and One More Baby for Jesus amongst others.
People of all faiths and denominations, Christians and non-Christians, people of faith and of no faith, atheists, agnostics, and believers, are invited to participate. One need only be open to One More Baby for Jesus, or if you so choose One More Baby, for any decent reason based in sacrificial love.
To join us email us at onemorebabyforJesus@gmail.com. Simply share your brief commitment or testimony. Or you can use the contact form on our Contact Page and specify that you are joining One More Baby for Jesus. Scroll down to view current testimonials.
Benefits and responsibilities include contributing in any good and effective way possible to building a culture in awe of life and receiving the benefits of reciprocal prayers, good will, support, and sacrifices of our members.
We are fully in support of the Catholic Church’s profound, true and beautiful teaching on openness to life within marriage, which is in accord with the natural law written on each of our hearts that sees children as a great blessing in time and eternity for the family and for the world, and we hope that each of you are incorporating this beautiful reality into your life. Regardless, simply being open to the gift of One More Baby for Jesus is a great start towards full participation, joy and blessings associated with the Church’s teaching on openness to life and the family.
Certainly sons are a gift from the LORD, the fruit of the womb, a reward (Psalm 127:3, NABRE).
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your home, your children like young olive plants around your table. (Psalm 128:3, NABRE).
To join One More Baby for Jesus, please send us an email committing to your awe of life and openness to the gift of life in solidarity with One More Baby for Jesus. We will keep your identity anonymous unless requested otherwise. We hope to publish anonymous or named testimonials from participants in One More Baby for Jesus, including, but not limited to testimonials of commitment to openness to and nurturing of life as well as testimonials of those mothers and fathers who are blessed with a pregnancy and/or birth.
We invite members of One More Baby for Jesus to freely submit photos of their babies and/or families at any stage for our photo gallery as a means of encouragement to each other and in celebration of life and family.
All of us in solidarity with One More Baby for Jesus are encouraged to pray for and support each other and our families, and the culture at large now and always.
Even if only one person were to participate in One More Baby for Jesus, this result would have eternal value as each baby is an awesome, unique, unrepeatable person created in the image and likeness of God with a unique, essential and irreplaceable mission for the glory of God and for the good of others. Children are not useless, burdensome consumers, but rather contribute to the good of society and to the work of giving glory to God and populating heaven for all eternity.
Please explore our website http://www.formingfaithfulfamilies.com/ for many helpful resources including books, articles, and audios relative to openness to life within marriage and blessed family life, and for education, hope and encouragement from a Catholic Christian view.
Please help us to spread the word about One More Baby for Jesus and the awe of life to others including via social media.
We hope that parishes and churches will help to promote One More Baby for Jesus to their members, and will see it as a useful resource in promoting the sanctity of life. You are encouraged to contact us about bringing our programs on a larger scale to your parish, church, or group at onemorebabyforJesus@gmail.com
God bless you.