Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: They spoke openly of Jesus…

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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

“Social injustices stood in tension to the high ideals the Founders articulated” (Living the Gospel of Life, 14).

Reflection: The founding fathers of our nation were religious men, many of whom studied in seminaries and Bible schools. They spoke openly of Jesus, even in official government meetings. They did not see religion as an aspect of life that one could freely ignore. For decades now, our courts have been removing religion and morality from public life, and we see the price we have paid in tens of millions of aborted children.

Prayer: Bless our nation, Lord, that it may always acknowledge you publicly as the foundation of our rights and freedom. Amen.

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: There are six things the Lord hates, …

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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

“There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers” (Proverbs 6:16-19).

Reflection: Legalized abortion worldwide has obliterated so many people that it is the equivalent of having China as the only nation left, with all the rest of the world’s population gone. The damage done already surpasses that of a nuclear war.

Prayer: Lord, may all share your hatred of evil and love for humanity. Amen.

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: Life is joyful …

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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 are…sorrowful, yet we are always rejoicing” (2 Corinthians 6:8,10).

Reflection: Life is joyful, and defending life is a mission that should be carried out with joy. We seek to foster, in ourselves and others, a “joyful sorrow,” that is, a spirit that is always mourning because of its keen awareness of the ongoing, unseen destruction of human life, and at the same time, is always serene and rejoicing that death has been conquered by Jesus Christ, who is Risen and is with us at all times.

Prayer: Father, give us sorrow over the evils in the world, and joy as we fight them in union with you. Amen.

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: Voting is a moral obligation.

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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 encourage all citizens … to embrace their citizenship not merely as a duty and privilege, but as an opportunity meaningfully to participate in building the culture of life” (US Bishops, Living the Gospel of Life, 34).

Reflection: Voting is a moral obligation. In a representative form of government, the obligations Scripture places on kings and rulers belong to the voters. The obligation to advance the culture of life by one’s vote springs from one’s obligation to the good of the nation, and to the well-being of all the other citizens who live in it.

Prayer: Lord, give us a deep commitment to participate in the political process. Amen.

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: … according to moral principles.

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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 urge our fellow citizens to see beyond party politics, to analyze campaign rhetoric critically, and to choose their political leaders according to principle, not party affiliation or mere self-interest” (US Bishops, Living the Gospel of Life, 34).

Reflection: Politics, though messy, is an opportunity to shape society according to moral principles. The first requirement of a public servant is to be able to tell the difference between serving the public and killing the public. The inability to discern that attacks on life like abortion and euthanasia are evil should disqualify a candidate.

Prayer: Lord, shine through the eclipse of conscience that afflicts many public officials, and give them wisdom. Amen.
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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: keep pro-abortion candidates out of office.

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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 get the public officials we deserve. Their virtue — or lack thereof — is a judgment not only on them, but on us” (US Bishops, Living the Gospel of Life, 34).

Reflection: This powerful statement points to our responsibility to elect pro-life candidates and keep pro-abortion candidates out of office. They cannot get into office, of course, without a sufficient number of people voting for them. Voters need to ask, If a politician can’t respect the life of a little baby, how is he supposed to respect mine?

Prayer: Lord, raise up in our

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: The time is always right to do the right thing.” – MLK

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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

“Let us never grow weary in doing what is right” (Galatians 6:9).

Reflection: Sometimes the moral obligation to vote is stronger than at other times. This is especially true when pro-life people can elect, in a close race, someone who will protect the unborn, and remove from office someone who won’t. The tighter the race, the more each person’s vote matters. Among candidates who have a strong enough base to win, we have a moral obligation to vote in such a way that will do the most to advance the culture of life.

Prayer: Lord, let me not miss the opportunity to advance what is good and right. Amen

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: Seek the good of the community.

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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

“Faithful Christians have a duty to participate in society … by voting so that they may advance the common good. And this duty must be taken seriously by Christians” (Bishop Elio Sgreccia, Vice-President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, The Vatican).

Reflection: The Lord does not save us in isolation, but in community, and commands us to seek the good of the community in which we live. Participation in the processes of civic society simply reflects the solidarity God calls us to have with others, rooted in the call to justice, love, and service.

Prayer: Father, you bring your people together. Help me respond by full participation in civic life. Amen.

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: Who will make tomorrow’s laws?

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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

“Every man has the obligation to vote, because by voting he can determine … who will make tomorrow’s laws either to be unjust and perverse, or to promote human values. . . God Himself asks that every Christian, make his contribution by voting” (Bishop Karl Romer, Secretary, Pontifical Council for the Family, The Vatican).

Reflection: Everything we can say about the tremendous moral responsibility of those who craft legislation and put it into effect really reflects the moral responsibility of those who put them in those positions in the first place – the voters.

Prayer: Lord, may we use wisely the freedom to elect our lawmakers. Amen.

Today’s Pro-Life Reflection: …I felt dirty, ashamed…

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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

“’Come now, let us reason together,’ says the Lord. ‘Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool’” (Isaiah 1:18).

Reflection: A woman wrote, “After the abortion, I felt dirty, ashamed, like a low ant below all else. I felt betrayed, like a betrayer. Something which took such little time left a permanent scar. I sat in the rain the rest of the day, occasionally walking, crying, and not knowing why I really had the abortion.”

Prayer: Come, God of hope; lift up all burdened by their abortion. Make them whole again. Amen