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 17, 2013
From CMMB: Your Weekly Reflection in Prayer 11/17/13
“Not a hair on your head will be destroyed. By your perseverance you will secure your lives.” -Luke 21:19
November 17, 2013
33rd Sunday of the Year
We hear of tragedies and disasters – some caused by nature, such as
earthquakes and typhoons, and other tragedies caused by humans, such as
acts of terrorism. Surely we must wonder if we can believe in a loving
God Who exercises providence over the world God created. Does God not
seem to be distant and abandon us?
Providence does not mean, however, that we will have no problems, no
difficulties, no suffering. Rather, it means that even in the midst of
struggles and sufferings, God is with us, remains with us, and
accompanies us. This is our faith. This is what Jesus Christ experienced
in his death and resurrection. God remains with us to help us remain
faithful. He is able to bring good where there has been and seems to
only be evil.
Lord, be kind to us Your children. Be a gentle
teacher, patient with our weakness. Give us strength and discernment to
do what You tell us. May we all live in peace that comes from You. May
we journey to Your city, sailing through the waters of sin untouched by
the waves, borne serenely along by the Holy Spirit. Night and day, may
we give You praise and thanks, because all blessings are gifts from You.
To You, the foundation of good and truth, be glory for evermore.
-St. Clement of Alexandria Rev. Peter Schineller, S.J., CMMB Board of Directors