This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“We prepare to celebrate the Paschal Mystery with mind and heart renewed.” (Sacramentary, Preface of Lent 1).
Reflection: Lent is a season in which we prepare to celebrate Christ’s total victory over death, and our share in his life by baptism. Death was not part of God’s original plan for us. Scripture says that God created all things that they may have life, and that he does not rejoice in the destruction of the living. Standing with Christ in his new life means standing against whatever destroys life.
Prayer: Lord, in this Lenten season, strengthen and renew our commitment to be the People of Life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.