Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
CMMB: Your Weekly Reflection in Prayer 11/25/2012
“Whoever wishes to become great among You must be Your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among You must be the slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
November 25, 2012 The Feast of Christ the King
A few weeks ago, we spoke of the ‘prophethood of all believers.’ Today, on this Feast of Christ the King, we can speak of the ‘servanthood of all believers.’ But how does one make the move from Christ the King to Christ the Servant? The answer is easy, as the Scripture quote above indicates. Jesus Christ reconfigures and redefines kingship. In His kingdom, the one who leads must become the servant of others. Rather than simply sit on a throne, at the last supper Jesus comes down and washes the feet of the apostles. He adds that He is giving us an example to follow.
A good morning prayer might be this:
Lord Jesus, I would appreciate it if You would bring me someone today whom I can serve.
Almighty and ever-living God, Whose will is to restore all things in Your beloved Son, the King of the Universe, grant that the whole creation, set free from slavery, may render Your majesty service and ceaselessly proclaim Your praise, through our Lord Jesus Christ Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen
Rev. Peter Schineller, S.J., CMMB Board of Directors