This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“Gaze upon the birds…Are you not of far greater value than they?” (Matthew 6:26).
Reflection: Jesus makes it clear that human life is worth more than other creatures. In Florida you can see signs on the beach that say, “Do not touch the sea turtles or their eggs. They are protected by local, state, and federal law.” If we do not have the right to choose to smash the egg of a sea turtle, why do we have the right to choose to smash a baby?
Prayer: Lord, we worship you as the source of everything that is. Teach us to value creation, and to value humanity even more. Amen.