This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“There is reason for you to rejoice, even if now for a little while you must suffer trials of many kinds” (1 Peter 1:6).
Reflection: Today is “Terri’s Day,” the anniversary of the death of Terri Schiavo, who was killed by deliberate dehydration. Some say, “I wouldn’t want to live like that.” But there are many people about whom we can all say that. We would not want to live like the homeless or those in wretched poverty, or those with various forms of addiction or severe financial crises. But that doesn’t mean we can kill them.
Prayer: Give continued consolation, Lord, to Terri’s family, and protection to the vulnerable. Amen.