This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“Deliver us from the evil one” (Matthew 6:13).
Reflection: The evil of September 11, 2001 was not simply that lives were lost, but that some human beings had a blatant contempt for the right of other human beings to live. The same contempt for human life is found in every abortion clinic. What moral difference does it make if a victim is five feet tall or five inches tall, or if the instrument of death is an airplane or surgical forceps? The evil we fight is a reflection of the evil we do.
Prayer: Lord, on this sad anniversary, I resolve to defend all life, whatever threatens it. Amen.