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.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
9 Days for Life: Day Six
DAY SIX January 22, 2015
May each person suffering from the loss of a child through abortion find hope & healing in Christ.
Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be
Today, on this 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we consider the past four decades in which our society has legally permitted abortion. Since that tragic decision, many children's lives have been lost, and many suffer that loss--often in silence. Yet God's greatest desire is to forgive. No matter how far we have each strayed from his side, he says to us, "Don't be afraid. Draw close to my heart."
"In the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation, also called confession, we meet the Lord, who wants to grant forgiveness and the grace to live a renewed life in him. ... We bishops and priests are eager to help you if you experience difficulty, hesitation, or uncertainty about approaching the Lord in this sacrament. If you have not received this healing sacrament in a long time, we are ready to welcome you" ("God's Gift of Forgiveness": www.bit.ly/GiftOfForgiveness).
Let us run into the arms of Jesus, who is love and mercy.
Acts of Reparation (choose one)
Today, go visit an adoration chapel and spend some time with Jesus.
Go to Confession - today, if possible - or during this week. Before you go, look up St. Faustina and learn a little about the message of Divine Mercy she shared during her life.
Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet for those who are suffering the loss of a child through abortion, asking that they find healing and peace.