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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Friday, November 14th, 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

“Service of the Gospel of life is … a valuable and fruitful area for … practical ecumenism … and joint efforts with the followers of other religions and with all people of good will” (John Paul II, The Gospel of Life, n.91).

Reflection: If your child needed emergency medical attention, you would cooperate with the medical technicians, no matter what their religion, to save the life of your child. Isn’t it only right, then, to cooperate with people of a different religion in order to save the life of someone else’s child?

Prayer: Lord, give us the wisdom to cooperate with everyone in the fundamental task of saving lives. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-life Reflection

Thursday, November 13th, 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

“A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because her children are no more” (Jeremiah 31:15).

Reflection: A woman wrote of her abortion, “I had a severe emotional collapse. I was thinking of killing myself. I cried every day for a year or more. I did not get along with anyone too well. I felt like I hated the world. I suffered nightmares. Every time the vacuum was used I thought about how my baby died.”

Prayer: Lord, receive the tears of so many who cry for their aborted children; may we cry with them. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflections

Wednesday, November 12th, 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 Lord said to me: ‘Son of man … confront them with their detestable practices, for …blood is on their hands …they even sacrificed their children, whom they bore” (Ezekiel 23:36-37). 

Reflection: The pro-life movement did not begin with Roe vs. Wade. It began the first time a human being extended his hand to help another. It continued as Old Testament prophets preached against child sacrifice, and as Christians in the Roman Empire rescued abandoned infants. It continues today in the lives of so many. And it will be victorious, just as surely as Christ is Risen!

Prayer: Keep us standing, Lord, in the great tradition of life! Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Tuesday, November 11th, 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

“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil, who put darkness for light, and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20).

Reflection: The Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth, shows us the truth about our sins (see Jn.16:8). In Him we come to understand the difference between good and evil. This works directly against the dynamics of the abortion movement, which identifies a moral evil as a “right.” Devotion to the Holy Spirit is a key element in a Culture of Life.

Prayer: Come, Holy Spirit, convert the minds and hearts of all those who defend abortion. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Sunday, November 9th, 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

“He will free them from oppression and violence, for their blood is precious in his sight” (Psalm 72:14).

Reflection: This psalm foretells the Messiah and describes the effects of his coming. The Messiah holds the blood of human lives as precious, and therefore He brings an end to oppression and violence. He is on the side of the helpless.

Prayer: Lord, as the blood of all my brothers and sisters, especially the oppressed, is precious to You, so let it be precious to me. May we praise You, the God who sets us free from violence, and cooperate with Your grace to free the oppressed. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Saturday, November 8th, 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

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and undefiled is this: to come to the aid of orphans and widows in their hardships…”(James 1:27).

Reflection: When Roe vs. Wade permitted abortion, it said, “The word person as used in the 14th Amendment does not include the unborn.” It was a statement of exclusion and intolerance, of prejudice and marginalization. We, in contrast, have our arms open wider, to expand the circle of welcome into the human family. Pro-life people are the more tolerant ones.

Prayer: Lord, break down the walls of prejudice that would exclude anyone from our protection and love. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Friday, November 7th, 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

“To claim the right to abortion, infanticide and euthanasia, and to recognize that right in law, means to attribute to human freedom a perverse and evil significance: that of an absolute power over others and against others. This is the death of true freedom: “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin” (Jn 8:34)” (John Paul II, The Gospel of Life, n.20).

Reflection: Freedom has a meaning and a consistency; it never destroys in others what it claims for itself. So much oppression masquerades as “freedom of choice.”

Prayer: Lord, only in you and in your Word do we discover the power of freedom. Amen

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Thursday, November 6th, 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

“Social injustices stood in tension to the high ideals the Founders articulated” (Living the Gospel of Life, 14).

Reflection:
The founding fathers of our nation were religious men, many of whom studied in seminaries and Bible schools. They spoke openly of Jesus, even in official government meetings. They did not see religion as an aspect of life that one could freely ignore. For decades now, our courts have been removing religion and morality from public life, and we see the price we have paid in tens of millions of aborted children.

Prayer: Bless our nation, Lord, that it may always acknowledge you publicly as the foundation of our rights and freedom. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Wednesday, November 5th, 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

“There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers” (Proverbs 6:16-19).


Reflection:
Legalized abortion worldwide has obliterated so many people that it is the equivalent of having China as the only nation left, with all the rest of the world’s population gone. The damage done already surpasses that of a nuclear war.

Prayer: Lord, may all share your hatred of evil and love for humanity. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-life Reflection

Tuesday, November 4th, 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

“We are…sorrowful, yet we are always rejoicing” (2 Corinthians 6:8,10).

Reflection: Life is joyful, and defending life is a mission that should be carried out with joy. We seek to foster, in ourselves and others, a “joyful sorrow,” that is, a spirit that is always mourning because of its keen awareness of the ongoing, unseen destruction of human life, and at the same time, is always serene and rejoicing that death has been conquered by Jesus Christ, who is Risen and is with us at all times

Prayer: Father, give us sorrow over the evils in the world, and joy as we fight them in union with you. Amen.

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