These reflections are taken from the book “Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day” by Fr. Frank Pavone which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“The authorities are God’s servants, and they devote themselves to this service.” (Romans 13:6)
Reflection: As Martin Luther King Jr. said, the law cannot get the white man to love me, but it can stop him from lynching me. Laws restrain evildoing. They also have power to shape minds and hearts. When our children learn in school that something is legal, they are learning that such a thing is right.Whether regarding abortion or anything else, both hearts and laws must be changed.
Prayer: Father, give us a healthy respect for the power of law, and a Spirit-filled determination to shape law according to your will. Amen.