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, August 18, 2013
CMMB: Your Weekly Reflection in Prayer 8/18/2013
“Let us persevere in running the race that lies before us
while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the Leader
and Perfecter of faith.”
August 18, 2013
20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
The World Series in baseball, the World Cup in soccer, the
Olympics, the Tour de France in cycling. Major sports events mark our
calendars. St. Paul knew of the Olympic games and on several occasions
spoke of the Christian life as a race or combat striving to win the
Both local and international sports can bring together the young and
old from around the globe in healthy competition. We engage in both
individual sports and in team sports. At times we enjoy participating,
and then for a change we enjoy being spectators.
May we live and learn the lessons and virtues of sports – fairness,
honesty, team work, the importance of physical conditioning, and the
importance of mental toughness. Let’s add a prayer for those involved in
O God, You gave us bodies— as well as minds and hearts— with which to praise and worship You.
Our sports and exercises are a fitting use of gifts and talents You have given us.
Bless our workouts and the games we play, and those with whom we exercise or compete.
Give us strength, endurance, courage and agility as we compete or train.
Keep us safe and healthy as we celebrate our physical and mental skills in sports.
Rev. Peter Schineller, S.J., CMMB Board of Directors