This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“A priest happened to be traveling along that same road, but when he saw him he passed by on the other side” (Luke 10:31).
Reflection: Perhaps the priest and Levite walked by the victim on the roadside because they thought the robbers were around the corner waiting to attack them. They asked, “If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?” The Samaritan reversed the question and asked, “If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?”
Prayer: Lord, may I stop calculating the risk to myself, and instead ask what will happen to the vulnerable if I don’t help them.