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, March 31, 2013
CMMB: Your Weekly Reflection in Prayer 3/31/2013
“If then you were raised with Christ, seek what is above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Think of what is above, not of what is on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.”
March 31, 2013 Easter Sunday
“Alleluia, the Lord is Risen. He is Risen indeed, Alleluia!” This declaration and response should be on our lips on this most holy of days. The light has overcome the darkness and life has overcome the power of death. Even nature (here in the northern hemisphere at least) celebrates renewed life.
What happened to Jesus Christ on the first Easter Sunday also occurs in us. The Jesuit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins put it this way, “Let Him Easter in us, be a dayspring to the dimness of us, be a crimson-cresseted east.” The new light and spirit of Easter should pervade our lives. The bishops of England wrote some years ago that the whole Christian community rises with Christ. Indeed, as they said, “We are an Easter people!”
Almighty God, Who for our redemption gave Your only begotten Son to the death of the cross, and by His glorious resurrection delivered us from the power of our enemy, grant us so to die daily to sin, that we may rise and evermore live with Jesus Christ in the joy of the resurrection. We ask this through Christ our Risen Lord. Amen
Rev. Peter Schineller, S.J., CMMB Board of Directors