LOS ANGELES—Catholics from the Diocese of San Bernardino are once again invited to join in the fourth annual OneLife LA Walk for Life, January 20 as tens of thousands of Christians walk on behalf of the miracle of Life.
The theme this year is “Made for Greater,” where no one is a stranger and everybody is cared for. The event invites people of faith to stand up against a “throwaway culture” that devalues the essence of humanity. By our existence, we are made for greater.
As Bishop Gerald Barnes states, “there is nothing greater God has given us than the gift of life. Each one of us is called to protect, advocate for and celebrate life. Being a hero is living up to what God has made us to be.”
OneLife LA is an opportunity to be the face of God and go forth as His beacon of hope in our community.
The event will begin at 12 noon with a one-mile walk in downtown Los Angeles starting at El Pueblo at La Placita Olvera on Olvera Street. It then ends at the Los Angeles State Historic Park where there will be music, food and featured speakers. One of the presenters is Karen Gaffney, a brave international speaker with Down Syndrome who participated in a relay swim across the English Channel. Her tenacity for life despite her physical challenges illustrates “living up to what God has made us to be;” a hero “Made for Greater.”
On January 20 let’s celebrate the beauty and splendor of our humanity and walk in solidarity for a world where everyone is loved and cared for.