This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“Anyone who does not take up his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.” – Lk. 14:27
Reflection: To stand up for what is right means we stand against what is wrong, and that means that those who love what is wrong will oppose us, just as they opposed Christ. Taking up the cross means we continue speaking and standing for the right even when that opposition comes.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for the grace of being pro-life, and of standing strong when others may ridicule or oppose me. May your peace fill my soul, and may I become more like your crucified and risen Son.