This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“No one can tame the tongue…With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God” (James 3:8-9).
Reflection: In the efforts to oppress various segments of humanity, dehumanizing language is always used. The unborn have been called “parasites,” “tissue,” and other non-personal names. Such language not only degrades persons, but dishonors the One who made them in his image. The Culture of Life demands language that ennobles and honors.
Prayer: Guard our tongues, Lord God, that what we say about human lives may always honor them and you. Amen.