Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: But death is never a solution.

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This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“Why do you look among the dead for one who is alive? He is not here. He has been raised.” (Luke 24:5-6)

Reflection: How easy it is for people to seek the living one among the dead. Despair causes them to look to death as a solution. But death is never a solution. When we look to Jesus, we find the Living One, and he strengthens us to choose life.

Prayer: Lord, we do not seek you, among the dead. Grant that your people may never turn to death for comfort or hope, but only to you, the Living Lord. Amen!

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: …intervene to save the unborn with urgency.

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This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“They ran from the tomb to inform his disciples…” (Matthew 28:8)

Reflection: On the morning of Jesus’ resurrection, there was a lot of running taking place. The women, having seen the empty tomb, ran back to the disciples. Peter and John, having heard the women’s story, ran toward the tomb. And in the end, of course, all the apostles ran into the world to announce this greatest news of history.

We, too, must run to announce the Gospel of Life with vigor, and to intervene to save the unborn with urgency.

Prayer: Lord, your Gospel of Life is cause for urgent activity! Fill me with the vigor of Easter each day, that I may announce the victory of Life! Amen!

​Read Today’s Daily Pro-Life Reflection: Culture of Death

“When they heard that he was alive…they refused to believe it.” (Mark 16:11)

Reflection: On Easter morning, the women who had seen the Risen Lord were greeted by disbelieving apostles. That night, Jesus chided them for their stubborn refusal to believe. The apostles were not engaged in wishful thinking. They came to believe because they saw and touched the risen Lord. The victory of life is more than wishful thinking.

Prayer: Lord, sometimes we doubt your victory over death, and your ability to overcome the Culture of Death. Drive the power of doubt away, and enable me to spread the certainty of the victory of life! Amen!

Read Today’s Daily Pro-Life Reflection: Death is Conquered

“An angel of the Lord descended from heaven, came and rolled back the stone, and sat upon it.” (Matthew 28:2)

Reflection: The stone sealed human beings in the grave. By sitting on it, the angel says that death is conquered – not only Jesus’ death, but all death. The stone is not going to roll back; it cannot any longer hold humanity captive to the grave. Our destiny is now heaven.

Prayer: Alleluia! The Kingdom of death has been overturned! The power of abortion, euthanasia, and other evils has already been defeated! Lord, your power is greater than death. May Easter give me confidence to be a witness to Life!

Read Today’s Daily Pro-Life Reflection: Victory Over Death

“At dawn on the first day of the week…there was a violent earthquake.” (Matthew 28:1-2)

Reflection: In the Bible, earthquakes are a sign of God’s coming, the breaking in of the new age in which God’s kingdom will flourish. Thats what happens at the Resurrection. A new chapter of history now begins, in which the risen life of Christ is accepted by believers and overcomes humanity’s slavery to death.

Prayer: Father, you have shaken up the world with the Risen life of Christ, and you have shaken us loose from the stranglehold of death. In the light of the resurrection, may we continue to extend your victory over death!

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: …opposite of the mindset of abortion, …

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This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“You did not choose me. Rather, I chose you” (John 15:16)

Reflection: Baptism is a sacrament of welcome. God chooses us long before we choose, and all the chosen welcome each other. This is the exact opposite of the mindset of abortion, which ignores God’s choice, and says that we can choose not to welcome children into the community. Let’s thank God for baptism, and for life!

Prayer: Lord, thank you for choosing us. As a people made one by baptism, may we grow in the spirit of welcome, and rejoice in all those you continue to add to your chosen people and to the human family. Amen.

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: …and killed him.”

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This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.” (Genesis 4:8)

Reflection: The first murder in history was within the immediate family, brother killing brother. One of the reasons abortion and euthanasia are preeminent issues today is that those forms of killing likewise take place by one family member upon another. The family is the sanctuary of life. It should be the safest place. Without life, there cannot be family; without family, there cannot be life.

Prayer: Lord, have mercy on the families of our world. Fill them with the spirit of welcome and love, of nurture and protection. Amen.

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: …it is also a basic human right”

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This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“To refuse to take part in committing an injustice is not only a moral duty; it is also a basic human right” – (The Gospel of Life, 74).

Reflection: One of the key battlegrounds in the fight for life is to defend the freedom of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, judges and other professionals to refuse to violate their conscience as they carry out their work. At times this freedom is secure, and at other times, fidelity carries a high price.

Prayer: Lord, provide light and strength to all those who may face the loss of their jobs in order to maintain their integrity. Protect us all as we do what is right. Amen.

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: Join in imitating me…

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This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“Join in imitating me, and take note of those who conduct themselves in accord with the model you have in us” – Philippians 3:17.

Reflection: The US bishops have said Catholic institutions should not “give awards, honors, or platforms to those who act contrary to church teaching on fundamental moral principles.” Abortion is violence. Honoring supporters of child-killing not only contradicts Church teaching; it contradicts American ideals and basic human decency.

Prayer: Lord, as we strive to follow you, continue to give us good examples of fidelity, not only in the saints, but in the leaders you give us today. Amen!

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: …we do have common blood: the blood of Christ!

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This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“We who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread” (1 Cor. 10:17).

Reflection: When we call each other “brothers and sisters,” we are not merely using a metaphor that dimly reflects the unity between children of the same parents. Our unity in Christ is even stronger than that, because we do have common blood: the blood of Christ! The result of the Eucharist is that we become one, and this obliges us to be as concerned for each other as we are for our own bodies.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for the unity which marks the Culture of Life. Amen!