This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“If anyone does sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ, the Righteous One” (1 John 2:1).
Reflection: Often, we tend to think that God is advocating against those who have committed sins against human life and dignity. Scripture tells us, however, that if we sin, he advocates for us – not, of course, to justify the sin, but to justify us, to bring us reconciliation, healing, and salvation. This is true precisely because of the dignity of the human person.
Prayer: Lord, as we steadfastly oppose sins against human life and dignity, may we steadfastly proclaim your mercy and healing. Amen.