The Passion of Christ was far more horrible than most of our crucifixes portray. As we reflect on how much he suffered, we also reflect on why. He suffered for the sake of human life. Christ Jesus came to rescue the human life he had created, to snatch it from the kingdom of death and bring it into his kingdom of life. And he includes every human being of every age. I ask you to remember this Lent that Jesus endured his Passion for every unborn child in the womb. He endured every pain that the unborn might be saved as well as the born. When you pray the Stations of the Cross or the sorrowful mysteries, or watch the movie of his Passion, ask for the grace to inconvenience yourself a little more for the unborn.