This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me” (Matthew 18:5).
Reflection: How do we welcome Jesus? His answer is, by receiving a child. The Lord identifies himself with the helplessness of a child, and with the relationship of giving that a child brings forth. The first “receiving” of the child is from the parents, but it does not stop there. We are all called to “receive” every child who is conceived.
Prayer: Lord, as you bring forth new life each day into our world, bring it forth also in our hearts, and enable us to receive every life, knowing that thereby we receive you. Amen.