Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

September 30th, 2014

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This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“The Gospel of God’s love for man, the Gospel of the dignity of the person and the Gospel of life are a single and indivisible Gospel” (John Paul II, The Gospel of Life, n.2). 

Reflection: Some who preach the Gospel think that pro-life activity is a “hobby,” added onto the Gospel. It is not. It is as integral to the Gospel as any cause or activity could be. The Gospel is all about the redemption and exaltation of the human person, and the marriage of humanity and divinity, in and through Christ.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, may we never lose our awe at the destiny your Gospel announces for humanity. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

September 29th, 2014

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This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“The angel said to her, do not be afraid, Mary” (Luke 1:30).

Reflection: Such is Gabriel’s message today to every pregnant mother. “Do not be afraid” to welcome new life, even when it upsets your plans, changes the direction of your life, and requires you to mature in unexpected ways. Do not be afraid if you feel unprepared, or others tell you that you are not ready. If God creates a life in the womb, he is making you ready, and has plans for that child and for you.

Prayer: Lord, remove all fear from the hearts of those who are pregnant, and fill them with your peace and joy. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

September 28th, 2014

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This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“War broke out in heaven, with Michael and his angels in combat against the dragon” (Revelation 12:7).

Reflection: The Archangel Michael led the faithful angels in the battle that broke out in heaven when Lucifer rebelled. The devil and his followers thought they could be like God by their own choice. But Michael’s name means “Who is like God?” Only God’s choice can exalt us to his throne.
The battle between pro-life and pro-choice is the same battle. Some think their own choice, rather than God, that determines right and wrong.

Prayer: Sovereign Lord, may all acknowledge that You alone are God, and that your choice, not our own, exalts us. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

September 27th, 2014

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This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“Adopting a consistent ethic of life, the Catholic Church promotes a broad spectrum of issues …Opposition to abortion and euthanasia does not excuse indifference to those who suffer from poverty, violence and injustice. …But being ‘right’ in such matters can never excuse a wrong choice regarding direct attacks on innocent human life” (US Bishops, Living the Gospel of Life, n. 23).

Reflection: Consistency cuts both ways, and challenges those with blind spots to human rights. The most common mistake is to tolerate child-killing while advocating for adults.

Prayer: Lord, free us from every trying to use justice as an excuse for injustice, or right as a justification for wrong. Amen.

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September 26th, 2014

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This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“Take warning, O rulers of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear…” (Psalm 2:10-11). 

Reflection: Pro-abortion politicians say, “The government should not be involved in a personal decision like abortion.” But the government got “too involved” in abortion when it claimed to have the authority to authorize it. The Declaration of Independence says government exists to secure the rights already bestowed by the Creator. Some say it is none of the government’s business to prohibit abortion. Actually, it is none of the government’s business to permit abortion.

Prayer: Instill in our civic leaders, O God, the proper fear of your kingship. May they realize the limits of their authority. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-life Reflection

September 25th, 2014

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This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“I must confess that I am not afraid of the word “tension.” I have earnestly opposed violent tension, but there is a type of constructive, nonviolent tension which is necessary for growth” (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 1963).

  
Reflection: Pro-life people likewise must not be afraid of “tension.” When there is the false peace of a society that has accommodated child-killing and the killing of the disabled and terminally ill, then the solution requires constructive tension.
Prayer: Lord, you brought about the tension of the cross and the tension of salvation. May your followers reject false peace and work for true justice. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

September 24th, 2014

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This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“Really, what we have here is only the tragic caricature of legality; the democratic ideal, which is only truly such when it acknowledges and safeguards the dignity of every human person, is betrayed in its very foundations”
– The Gospel of Life, 20 

 
Reflection: Simply because a law may be passed “in the proper way” does not automatically mean it is legitimate. Authentic law serves the good of people, and the protection of their rights.

 
Prayer: Lord, may legislators and judges see the foundations of authentic law.

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Inviting YOU to: The National Prayer Service

September 23rd, 2014

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The National Memorial for the Pre-Born and their Mothers and Fathers is the premier National Prayer Service for the sad commemoration of the Roe vs. Wade decision each January 22. We have to combat the culture of death first of all with prayer, and on the day of the national March for Life, what better way to begin than with a vibrant prayer service? www.NationalPrayerService.com

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

September 23rd, 2014

ReligiousFreedomRally1This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“Do not use your freedom as a means to cover up wrongdoing” (1 Peter 2:16).  

 
Reflection: The public debate should not be whether the bishops will allow politicians to receive communion, but whether the politicians will allow children to be slaughtered. When we read the descriptions of what the abortion procedure does to little babies, we understand that the core question is not whether these politicians are good Catholics, but whether they are decent human beings.

 
Prayer: Lord, I pray today for every leader, every politician, and every person who remains blind to the evil of abortion. Stir their consciences, and enable me to be a light in the darkness. Amen.

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Dear friends, Please join us in prayer: Healing the ill

September 22nd, 2014

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Sandra Cano, a dear friend and the Doe of the Doe v. Bolton Supreme Court decision, is critically ill in a hospital outside of Atlanta. Her voice has been attacked by throat cancer, she has sepsis in her blood, and is in congestive heart failure. The doctors are saying she could die any time; well, so could we all. Please pray against the spirit of death and infirmity. Ask the Lord to bind the spirit of death and to give her life, abundant life, and complete and total healing. Sandra is 100 percent pro-life.

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