Today’s Pro-life Reflection: Human Life, Belongs Only to God


“Life, especially human life, belongs only to God: for this reason whoever attacks human life, in some way attacks God himself.” – John Paul II, The Gospel of Life, n.9. 

Reflection: No human being can own another, not even one’s own child. God entrusts us to the care of one another, but he alone remains the owner of human life. That’s why we cannot throw it away, no matter how small, frail, or inconvenient it may sometimes be.

Prayer: Lord, may all people acknowledge you as the only master of human life. May those who defend life understand that they are not only defending their brothers and sisters, but are also defending you!

One thought on “Today’s Pro-life Reflection: Human Life, Belongs Only to God

  • January 31, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    Father Pavone,
    I would like to commend you on your lifelong efforts to fight for the innocents. I have over the past several days seen some of the videos of the funerals offered for the victims of abortion. I agree that this is a beautiful and necessary corporal work of mercy. However, I couldn’t shake a deep feeling of disturbance. Not knowing exactly what it was I went to sleep. In my dreams it became very clear as to what was so disturbing me about the videos. I feel compelled to share this with you. As a mother of nine beautiful children, it was the fact that these aborted children were being provided a funeral which is part of the dignity they deserve as human beings; however, they were being buried naked with all of their trauma and nakedness exposed. I have never been to a funeral where a person was buried naked. Our Lord had his wounds dressed and was wrapped in linen after His body was prepared by his loving Mother after His death. I think that these children also deserve at least to be wrapped in a beautiful blanket as some may be too small for clothes. Don’t they deserve that dignity? It breaks my heart…to think that they are even denied that. We are Catholics….a Catholic mother would never allow her child to be buried like that. I realize they have suffered horribly, but a funeral isn’t the time to expose their wounds, its the time to show our humanity, to love them as our own, as our sons and daughter, brothers and sisters in Christ and to show them that dignity. You see, I keep seeing the one little baby’s face…it was a girl and I keep thinking about how beautiful she was and how dignified she would have looked in a white blanket and a pink hat. Instead she was exposed. Thank you for considering my thoughts.


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