Probably the most hostile reactions I’ve had to my pro-life work come as a result of my decision to abstain from any of the products associated with abortion funding, from hotels to food, to products created by the research from Senomyx, whose work has used a cell line from the kidney of an aborted baby to test flavor receptors for products sold by PepsiCo, Frito Lay, Kraft, and others. I’ve been called stupid, I’ve been laughed at, and I’ve been disbelieved. Ultimately, I’ve had criticism at boycotting anything because “it can’t really make a difference.” What I want to propose to you in a new paradigm on viewing things such as product boycotts, that it makes a spiritual difference.
As Christians Jesus calls us to fast. He says “When you fast…” (Mat. 6:16), He doesn’t say “If you feel like fasting.” It’s a basic of Christianity 101 that we will fast. Fasting isn’t a work that is designed to please God, but a tool that tenderizes our heart as we seek Him deeper and gives us more intimacy with Him in the journey.