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, January 29, 2017
9 Days for Life: Day Nine: For Those on the Path of Adoption
For God’s peace to fill the hearts of all who
travel upon the path of adoption.
Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory
The Letter to the Hebrews
reminds us to “hold fast to the hope that lies before us. This we have as an
anchor of the soul, sure and firm” (Heb
6:18-19). We pray that all who are involved in the adoption process
would be filled with the hope of Christ and “the peace of God that surpasses
all understanding” (Phil 4:7). We
also remember that we too can cling fast to this anchor of hope, for we have
received “a spirit of adoption, through which we cry, ‘Abba, Father!’” (Rom 8:15). May our loving Father
envelop each of us in his love today and open our eyes in faith that we may see
and rejoice in his love.