This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“You shall not murder” (Exodus 20:13).
Reflection: God’s own finger wrote in stone the commandments he gave to Moses, and through Moses to us. “You shall not murder” refers to the deliberate act of taking an innocent human life, and is forever prohibited precisely because all life belongs to God, and God is life itself.
Prayer: Lord, we need your commandments. Your word is a light to our path, and sets the clear boundaries for our human community. Your prohibition on murder was literally written in stone and is as unchangeable as you are. Give all your people the gift of obedience. Amen.