This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“They mingled with the nations and adopted their practices… They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and their daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, polluting the land with their blood” (Psalm 106:35, 37-38).
Reflection: The killing of children is especially condemned by God through the prophets. In the land God gave his people to occupy, foreign nations had the custom of sacrificing some of their children in fire. God told His people that they were not to share in this sin. Sadly, however, they did so.
Prayer: Have mercy on us, Lord, and save us from the idolatry of death. Amen