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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: Who will roll back the stone for us?

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

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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

“Who will roll back the stone for us?” (Mark 16:3)

Reflection: On Easter morning, little did the women know that the stone had already been rolled away, and that Jesus was alive.

But the women’s question persists today. Who will roll away the stone for us? Who will free humanity from death, from sin, and from despair? How do we roll away the culture of death?

The answer also persists: Jesus Christ is Risen! In Him we advance the victory of life.

Prayer: Lord, so many wonder how we will ever end abortion and the Culture of Death. But I renew my faith that the stone has been rolled back already. Your victory is among us!

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: An angel of the Lord descended from heaven…

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

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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

“An angel of the Lord descended from heaven, came and rolled back the stone, and sat upon it.” (Matthew 28:2)

Reflection: The stone is what sealed human beings in the grave. By sitting on it, the angel says that death is conquered – not only Jesus’ death, but all death. The stone is not going to roll back; it cannot any longer hold humanity captive to the grave. Our destiny is now the heights of heaven.

Prayer: Alleluia! The Kingdom of death has been overturned! The power of abortion, euthanasia, and other evils has already been defeated! Lord, Your power is greater than death. May Easter give me confidence to be a witness to Life!

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: … there was a violent earthquake

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

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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

“At dawn on the first day of the week…there was a violent earthquake.” (Matthew 28:1-2)

Reflection: In the Old Testament, earthquakes are a sign of the coming of God, the breaking in of the new age in which God’s kingdom will flourish.

That is what happens, of course, at the Resurrection. A new chapter of history now begins, in which the risen life of Christ is accepted by believers and overcomes humanity’s slavery to death.

Prayer: Father, You have shaken up the world with the Risen life of Christ, and You have shaken us loose from the stranglehold of death. In the light of the resurrection, may we continue to extend Your victory over death!

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: Women are equal in dignity to men ….

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

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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

“In transforming culture so that it supports life, women occupy a place, in thought and action, which is unique and decisive. It depends on them to promote a ‘new feminism’” – The Gospel of Life, 99.

Reflection: The early feminist leader Susan B. Anthony said, “Abortion is child murder.” Women are equal in dignity to men because all human beings are equal in dignity. And “all” includes the human beings still living in the womb.

Prayer: Lord, how easy it is for people and for movements to forget the meaning of “equality.” Free the legitimate efforts for women’s advancement worldwide from the mistaken notion that this includes abortion. Amen!

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: Fill our world with hearts that care.

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

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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

“What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?” – Psalm 8:5

Reflection: A television movie had a scene in which two women were arguing. One said, “But you don’t get it, you don’t get it — you just killed someone.” And the other responded, “No, you don’t get it — I don’t care!” Many abortion supporters know abortion kills children; they just no longer care.

Prayer: Lord, we ask for more than education and knowledge. We ask that You fill our world with hearts that care. May those who have forgotten how to care learn from our example. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: A law must never contradict the law of God

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

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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 law which violates an innocent person’s natural right to life is unjust and, as such, is not valid as a law” – Evangelium Vitae 90.

Reflection: The Church does not say that laws allowing abortion are just “bad laws.” The Church declares that they are no laws at all. Rather, they are acts of violence, and must be resisted rather than obeyed. To be valid and binding, a law must never contradict the law of God.

Prayer: Father, as we live amidst many unjust laws, give us the grace to recognize them as invalid, to say so to others, and to work to change them. Amen!

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

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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 LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” (Genesis 2:15).

Reflection: The Lord commands Adam to care for the garden. But Adam failed, because the serpent got in, and then began tempting Eve. Adam did not exercise the necessary vigilance to prevent the serpent from entering in the first place!

A key reason why women get abortions is the failure of the baby’s father to encourage them to do what is right.

Prayer: Lord, send Your Spirit upon all men. May they not fail to guard and care for their families even amid the most difficult temptations against life. Amen!

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: I am the way, and the truth, and the life.

Monday, April 6th, 2015

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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 am the way, and the truth, and the life” (John 14:6)

Reflection: Jesus is the Way precisely because He is truth and life. The Son of God came into the world to destroy the works of the devil” (1 Jn. 3:8), and as John 8 reveals, those works are lies and murder. Jesus, the Way, overcomes those works precisely by being the Truth (undoing the devil’s lies) and the Life (undoing the devil’s works of death.)

Prayer: Lord, we thirst for Your truth and we embrace Your life, and we cling to You, the way out of the dominion of death and to our eternal salvation. Amen!

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: God is faithful…

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

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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

​”God is faithful, and he will not allow you to be tried beyond your strength. But together with the trial he will also provide a way out and the strength to bear it” (1 Corinthians 10:13)

Reflection: Those who have abortions do not have them because of “freedom of choice,” but rather because they feel they have no freedom and no choice. Mountains of pressure and confusion fall upon them. Yet in the struggle against temptation and sin, God always provides the way to say no to evil and yes to good.

Prayer: Lord, bless all those who counsel others against abortion. May they effectively announce the power of Your grace. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: At his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus.

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

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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

​“At his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores” (Luke 16:20).

Reflection: Lazarus got nothing as he begged at the rich man’s door. The rich man thought that because Lazarus had less, he was worth less. He failed to recognize the one in need as his brother. That is the failure of our time regarding the unborn. Many fail to recognize that the unborn child is their brother, their sister, the Lazarus of the 21st century.

Prayer: Lord, help us to realize that the rich man did not go to hell because he was rich, but because he ignored the other man. May none of us repeat that mistake. Amen.

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