This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“The Lord sustains the poor, but humbles the wicked in the dust” (Psalm 147:6)
Reflection: German Cardinal Clemens von Galen became famous for sermons he preached in 1941 against the Nazi euthanasia program. He declared, “These numerous cases of unexpected death in the case of the insane are not natural, but often deliberately caused, and result from the belief that it is lawful to take away life which is unworthy of being lived… Once admit the right to kill unproductive persons . . . then none of us can be sure of his life.”
Prayer: Inspire your preachers, Lord, with the courage we see in Cardinal von Galen. Amen!