Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: Christmas is God in human language.

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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

“Whoever has seen me has seen the Father.” (John 14:9)

Reflection: Christmas is God in human language. It is not simply about the birth of a child, but rather the coming of the one who will preach the Sermon on the Mount, instruct us by parables, and establish his Church.

This is why it makes no sense to welcome the child but reject his teachings.

That Gospel has taught from the beginning that life must be protected, including life in the womb. There can be no such thing as a “pro-choice Christian.”

Prayer: Jesus, in welcoming you, I welcome the Father, and all the truth and grace he gives us through you! Amen.

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: God became man so that man might become God

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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

“See what love the Father has bestowed on us, enabling us to be called the children of God…” (1 John 3:1)

Reflection: St. Augustine said of Christmas, “God became man so that man might become God.”

Christmas is about a wondrous exchange of natures: God shares our frail humanity, and we share his divinity.

The joy of Christmas is not just that a child is born, but that a whole new humanity is born. We share the Divine Nature, starting right now.

Prayer: Lord, as you have given us a share in your nature, so give us all a more profound reverence for the life of every human being! Amen!

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: Lord, protect all who need assistance …

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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 point has been reached where the most basic care, even nourishment, is denied” (The Gospel of Life, 14).

Reflection: Some do not believe that artificial means, like feeding tubes, need to be used to provide nutrition. But every meal we have is also artificially provided. Straws and cups are artificial. So are the numerous processes by which our food comes from the fields, through the food companies and supermarkets, through chemical preservation and processing, through the ovens and microwaves, and onto our tables. Food and water are always normal, obligatory care, even when administered in artificial ways.

Prayer: Lord, protect all who need assistance for the most basic provisions of life. Amen.

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: Lord Jesus, you … turn death into life.

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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

“A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon beneath her feet, and a crown of twelve stars on her head” (Revelation 12:1).

Reflection: Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patroness of the unborn. Her image shows her as pregnant, carrying God himself. That image converted millions of Aztecs. Today, this image is taken to abortion clinics, where human sacrifice is practiced, and turns the despair of those mothers and fathers into the hope that brings new life.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, you continue the miracles of the past and turn death into life. Through Our Lady of Guadalupe may we spread that hope everywhere. Amen.

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: He will come again in glory…

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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

“He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead.” (Creed)

Reflection: Advent focuses us on the Second Coming of Christ. He will return to earth, separate good from evil entirely, and publicly judge every person who ever lived. All the good we have done, especially at the price of ridicule, will be rewarded publicly. In the light of his coming, what sacrifice is too great to make for our smallest brothers and sisters who need our help today?

Prayer: Lord, remove my fear of ridicule, of unpopularity, and of suffering for standing up for what is right. May the light of your coming strengthen my pro-life witness. Amen.

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: Today I stand corrected.

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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 dawn from on high will break upon us to shine on those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death” (Luke 1:78-79).

Reflection: A woman who saw the photos of aborted babies on the Priests for Life website wrote to us, “I have always thought that it should be a woman’s right to do what she wanted to her body. Today I stand corrected. Thank you for showing me the truth. I will pray for success in your fight against abortion.”

Prayer: Correct us, Lord, that we may see life as you see it, and help others do the same. Amen.

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: The destiny of the human person is the heights of heaven.

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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

“To anyone who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne” (Revelation 3:21).

Reflection: Milwaukee police found children were throwing things off a bridge one day. When the police asked the children what they were throwing, they answered, “Little people.” The police then saw the small containers of tiny babies that had been aborted in a nearby abortion clinic and left in the garbage bin. The destiny of the human person is the heights of heaven. That’s why we can’t ignore it when people are thrown in the garbage.

Prayer: Lord, may your awesome promise to humanity inspire our pro-life efforts. Amen.

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: The injustice of abortion is hidden.

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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

“Like a boil that can never be cured so long as it is covered up but must be opened with all its ugliness to the natural medicines of air and light, injustice must be exposed, with all the tension its exposure creates, to the light of human conscience and the air of national opinion before it can be cured” (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 1963).

Reflection: The injustice of abortion is hidden. We must expose it through pictures and descriptions of the procedure and testimonies of those wounded by it.

Prayer: Lord, you are the light that exposes darkness. May we expose and overcome evil. Amen

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: Men continue to suffer from the abortion of their children.

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

He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will no longer be death” (Revelation 21:4).

Reflection: Men continue to suffer from the abortion of their children. Many of them repent of having shed the blood of the person God entrusted to their care, love, and protection. Others tried to protect their child, and were not allowed by the child’s mother or by the law to intervene to stop the abortion. Men in these circumstances need to know that they do not weep alone, and that healing is available.

Prayer: Redeem, O Lord, the fathers whose hearts are torn by the abortion of their children. Amen.

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: I will fear no evil

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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 will fear no evil” (Psalm 23:4).

Reflection: Some think Congress should never have intervened in the Terri Schiavo case. Either they are unaware of the details of the case, or of the purpose of government.

Terri, although brain injured, did not have any terminal illness, was not on any form of life support, and did not require any medications or treatments to stay alive. Some wanted to kill her because they did not believe her life was worth living. So what is the government supposed to do when some citizens try to kill another citizen?

Prayer: Bless our leaders, Lord, with the courage to protect our lives. Amen.