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, June 15, 2014
From CMMB: Your Weekly Reflection 6/15 /14
“As a father has compassion for his children, so the Lord has compassion for those who fear Him.”
June 15, 2014
Father’s Day and Trinity Sunday
Father’s Day! All fatherhood originates with God who on this day we
celebrate as the Triune God who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The
Trinity is a mystery, impossible to fully understand, yet it can and
does shed light on our lives and mission.
reminds us that God is Father, the Creator and Lord of the entire
universe; God the Son is the Savior, born of Mary, the Word made flesh
who lived and lives among us; and God is Spirit, the Holy Spirit
dwelling within us. God is love, as the Bible states; love in its origin
(Father), love present among us (the Son incarnate) and love poured out
into our hearts (the Spirit given at Pentecost). Surrounded by this
love of God, we in turn try to witness to that love and share it with
our neighbors. Is this not the challenge of every parent, of every
father? And is this not what Catholic Medical Mission Board is all
Father’s Day we thank our fathers for fulfilling this difficult and
challenging mission. And we ask God to continue to shower His blessings
upon them – those still with us as well as those who have passed away.
God our Father,
in Your wisdom and love You made all things.
Bless these men and bless all fathers,
that they may be strengthened as Christian fathers.
Let the example of their faith and love shine forth.
Grant that we, their sons and daughters,
may honor them always
with a spirit of profound respect.
Grant this through Christ our Lord.
Rev. Peter Schineller, S.J., CMMB Board of Directors