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 26, 2017
9 Days for Life: Day Six: For Those Affected by Pornography
May those affected by pornography experience the
Lord’s mercy and healing.
Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory
We are created with a
desire to love and be loved. We long to be known, understood, and accepted for
who we are. In contrast, pornography distracts us from our call to love by objectifying
people and bringing hurt and pain. As noted in Create in Me a Clean Heart, “it is an illusory substitute for real
relationships and intimacy, which in the end bring true joy.”
However, “no wound is out
of the reach of Christ's redeeming grace. Christ is our hope! The Church
proclaims the truth about love, sexuality, and the dignity of each person, and
she seeks to provide the Lord’s mercy and healing for those harmed by
pornography. … For
further resources and help, visit www.usccb.org/cleanheart.”*
Acts of Reparation (choose one)
Don't push the snooze
button. Get right out of bed and offer your day in prayer to God.
Fast from snacking today.
Eat three meals only.
a beautiful piece of sacred art today, and reflect upon how true beauty draws
us closer to God..