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, July 14, 2013
CMMB: Your Weekly Reflection in Prayer 7/14/2013
“A Samaritan traveler was moved with compassion at the sight.
He approached the victim, poured oil and wine over his wounds and
bandaged them. Then he lifted him up on his own animal, took him to an
inn and cared for him.”
July 14, 2013
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Our neighbors are people in need. The Good Samaritan is our
model. We should not close our eyes and our hearts. Rather, with
compassionate, generous hearts, we do what we can to help the needy, the
suffering, the vulnerable.
One way to live this gospel is found in the work of Catholic
Medical Mission Board. Through volunteers and local health workers,
through supplying medicines and prosthetics, aid is coming to thousands
around the globe. We may not be the one to personally bind up the wounds
or hand out the anti-malaria drug, but we make that possible by our
generous support and contributions. Indeed, we reach out to the neighbor
who is suffering. We become “Good Samaritans.”
Lord of the universe, look in love upon Your people. Pour the
healing oil of Your compassion on a world that is wounded and dying.
Send us out in search of the lost, to comfort the afflicted, to bind up
the broken, to free those trapped under the rubble of their fallen
Rev. Peter Schineller, S.J., CMMB Board of Directors