This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“Every voice matters in the public forum. Every vote counts. Every act of responsible citizenship is an exercise of significant individual power. We must exercise that power in ways that defend human life, especially those of God’s children who are unborn, disabled or otherwise vulnerable” (US Bishops, Living the Gospel of Life, 34).
Reflection: The Presidential race of 2000 was decided by fewer votes than are present in most parishes on a Sunday morning. Many other races are decided by literally a handful of votes, and sometimes by a single vote. Citizens easily underestimate the power of their vote.
Prayer: Lord, may I never fail to exercise my vote! Amen.