This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“Before the foundation of the world he chose us…” (Ephesians 1:4)
Reflection: God’s choice always comes before ours. We could not choose to be created, because we were not there to do the choosing. From all eternity, he took the initiative to make us and to save us. Our choices are secondary, and are carried out in the context of his choice to give life and love.
Prayer: Father, thank you for choosing us, freely and without any merit of our own. Thank you also for the gift of our own free will. Protect it from corruption; may we always choose in you and for you. Amen.