This line was made famous by Cuba Gooding Jr. in the movie ‘Jerry McGuire’. Quickly, it passed into usage when someone wants to see proof of a claim or promise. The Citizen uses this phrase occasionally – and tonight was one of those nights.
At a Knights of Columbus meeting, I heard speakers talking a lot about pro-life activities and programs. I have to admit, the first thing that ran through my mind was the resistance I encountered for the past four years from Knights on a variety of levels. For four years, I have tried to engage councils to participate in our local 40 Days for Life vigil – on Columbus Day. Sounds like a no-brainer, right? Guess again. Four years ago, I approached the state – no luck. Submitted an article and pictures of our first ‘kick-off’ Mass for the 40 Days vigil – the editor of the Columbia magazine wasn’t interested – the story wasn’t ‘something we are interested in’.
After the meeting, I spoke with some of these men – and heard some encouraging words. Here’s a challenge for all Knights who are reading this – and if you know a Knight, please share this with them.
Let’s make this Columbus Day, October 10 as a National “Knight and Day for Life”. Let’s see if Councils and Assemblies across the nation will commit to making that day ours. I challenge every Grand Knight, every Faithful Navigator, every District and State Deputy to commit to this one day. I know that in some areas, the Knights are active in this vigil – but this day should be ours.
Anyone interested in taking up the gauntlet? If you are and want someone to visit your council or assembly, let me know…I will be more than happy to come to see you and make a pitch. I will post up a page here and I’ve created a page on Facebook to get the ball rolling.
Will you join me, Brother Knight?
By the way, I invite the Supreme Knight to join us in Norwich this year – we would be honored to host you at our event!