I sat staring at the computer last week struggling to write something. Nothing was coming to mind. I thumbed through my file of ideas. Nothing jumped out at me. I paused and prayed, asking God to give me an idea on what to write about. Then, I remembered an email a parishioner sent me about my Deacon’s Corner from last week. It was one, simple sentence that said, “Loved your thoughts on abortion; beautifully written.” I thought about it a minute, then decided I had to write more this week.
Abortion is one of biggest issues that divides our society today. We mourn the lives lost long before their time, the mothers and fathers who feel forced into this decision due to lack of support, the families torn apart, and the cultural betrayal of human dignity. When we see the gift of life as expendable, we begin to disregard the dignity the unborn and all those whom we perceive as different—we become a society divided against itself.
As we witness the many offenses against human life, it is important to remember there are people out there working to build a culture of life. A culture that fights for the protection of the unborn -for the protection of all life -will stand united. But to do so, we must build that culture of life together. We must rely on God and draw encouragement from the examples of the people He puts into our lives every day. When we join this community of life, we stand united to bring forth God’s kingdom showing consistent and genuine care for all vulnerable people. Including the unborn. Our witness for life will move others to do the same.