This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“For here we have no lasting city, but we are seeking the one that is to come” (Hebrews 13:14).
Reflection: The Church has always held that the State does not contain the fullness of human hope or embrace the totality of human existence. The State rather, exists for the human person, not the other way around. That is why governments either have to protect human rights, or have to be reformed. Human law is always subject to Divine law: only the latter can claim our absolute obedience.
Prayer: Lord, as I strive for my heavenly home, I thank you for my earthly home; may I work to improve it. Amen.