This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.” (Genesis 4:8)
Reflection: The first murder in history was within the immediate family, brother killing brother. One of the reasons abortion and euthanasia are preeminent issues today is that those forms of killing likewise take place by one family member upon another. The family is the sanctuary of life. It should be the safest place. Without life, there cannot be family; without family, there cannot be life.
Prayer: Lord, have mercy on the families of our world. Fill them with the spirit of welcome and love, of nurture and protection. Amen.