This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“She was greatly troubled by his words…” (Luke 1:29)
Reflection: Mary was afraid and uncertain in the face of her unexpected pregnancy. In Advent, believers throughout the world spiritually rush to her side to eagerly await with her the birth of the Savior. The best way for us to celebrate Christmas is to rush physically to the side of those in the community who, like Mary, are uncertain and afraid about their pregnancy. Let us strengthen them to choose life.
Prayer: Father, I pray for those who are pregnant but afraid to be mothers. Through the prayers of Mary, give them strength, and enable me to reach out to them. Amen!