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.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
"She is my eyes"
Bridget and her brother Nyambe lost both their parents when they were very young. Their Grandma Belita has taken care of them ever since, even though she is completely blind. When talking about her granddaughter Bridget, she considers herself very blessed, saying “She is my eyes.”
Life is not easy in the poor community of Mwandi in Zambia. Plus, Grandma Belita doesn’t have an income. Extended family helps with water and food but Grandma Belita is heartbroken that she cannot give Bridget the one wish she wants most – to go to school.
Bridget says, “I really want to go to school. I dream of becoming a teacher one day to make a difference in my community.”
For children like Bridget and Nyambe, getting enough clean water and food is an everyday struggle. While they long to go to school, the $75 it costs for each of them to go to school for the year is a luxury their family just can’t afford.
Many of our children and grandchildren are heading back to school this month. I’m sure that our wishes for our own sons and daughters and grandchildren are very similar to what Grandma Belita wishes for Bridget and Nyambe: “I would be fulfilled if my grandchildren were educated and independent.”
President and CEO CMMB – Healthier Lives Worldwide
P.S. When I hear of stories like that of Grandma Belita and her grandchildren, I am reminded of this passage from Proverbs, Chapter 1: “That people may know wisdom and discipline, may understand intelligent sayings; may receive instruction in wise conduct, in what is right, just and fair; that resourcefulness may be imparted to the naïve, knowledge and discretion to the young. The wise by hearing them will advance in learning, the intelligent will gain sound guidance, to comprehend proverb and byword, the words of the wise and their riddles.” From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your commitment to the poor. Your gift today is an investment in future generations.