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Christ’s Precious Gift of LIFE

Walter J. Quinn, OSA
Priest Associate, Priests for Life

March 01, 2002
   
 

 

 IS 49:8-15

JN 5:17-30

7:00 AM

ALL THROUGH SACRED SCRIPTURE...we see the VALUE....& Supreme Importance of Human LIFE...& our recognition of LIFE as a special Gift...which can be tragically....& easily Crushed or Destroyed.  All through Scripture GOD is seen as a God Who wants to...Help, Enhance & Enrich the Life of us Humans!

HOPE POINTS OUT for us...how Life can be lived in Happiness & Joy...a Life lived free from Sickness & Suffering.  When Christ walked among us...He went about curing all kinds of Diseases.  Our Lord said in today’s Gospel   JN 5:17-30...”I give them LIFE that they may have it to the FULL.”.  Our Lord really does want us to have a good & happy LIFE on this Earth!

THE HEAD OF A HOUSEHOLD approaches Christ...JN 5:17-30...& pleads:...”Come quickly before my child dies.”   He believed that Christ had to be physically  present to work His Miracles.  At first Christ hesitated...probably to strengthen the man’s Faith.  Then the Lord says...”Your child will live.” Christ is ALWAYS going about.....helping, curing, restoring the health of all people...both Physical & Spiritual Health.

EVERY PERSON has a strong desire to Live.  All levels of Society are directed to Prolonging...& Enhancing human Life.  BY FAITH we know that LIFE itself... has to mean more than...living more than 70, 80,90 or years!  It has to mean there is....... AN ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN!

THIS IS WHY one of the first questions in the OLD BATIMORE CATECHISM...asked ....”WHY did God make you?.  Back came the MEMORIZED answer...”God made me to know, honor, Love & serve Him in this world....so that I can be happy with Him forever in the next.”

THOSE WITH FAITH know what this Life on Earth can be & should be!   Far too many people today .....as in ages past, have disregarded...& disobeyed God’s COMMAND to Love God & Neighbor.   It all began when CAIN killed his own brother Abel...whose BLOOD cried out from the ground!

IN OUR OWN AGE we are witnessing the greatest MORAL EVIL in the world today.....the Deliberate willful Destruction (Killing).... of MILLIONS of Innocent Human Lives by ABORTION......4,4000 every day.....1.3 MILLION per year....40 MILLION between 1973 & the Year 2000.....all because mankind is asking .....what is the VALUE of a human life?

THE VALUE or IMPORTANCE of a Human Life...can now be determined SUBJECTIVELY by any individual person.  SO...if a new born Baby is NOT wanted...or...a Person is NOT Loved, too old, too sick, too elderly, disabled....such  a LIFE can be simply killed, destroyed, dismembered, drowned, suffocated.

This KILLING is now called the “CULTURE OF DEATH”  ....all this is now oozing onto streets & fields...& entering into the Hearts & Homes of MILLIONS of people around the world.

EVERYONE  wants to preserve HIS/HER OWN LIFE.   BUT too many are DESTROYING LIFE.  The LIVES of OTHER people ......have become too CHEAP!  Today this is so wide spread...so common...that  people should heed the words of ISAIAH the Prophet  49:8-15  where he reminds us “can a MOTHER forsake her infant...be without tenderness for the child of her womb?  Even if she should forget You..I God will...NEVER FORGET YOU!”

         THIS IS MESSAGE is so IMPORTANT  IN THIS LIFE...the PHYSICAL & SPIRITUAL SEEKING OF GOD....BY WHICH WE CAN SAVE OUR SOULS.....& ENTER HEAVEN !

   
 
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