This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“Take care that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I tell you that their angels in heaven gaze continually on the face of my heavenly Father” (Matthew 18:10).
Reflection: All of us, including the smallest children, have angels in heaven who are worshipping the Father and reflecting to us his care. If an angel is assigned to guard each human life, how much more are fellow human beings to avoid despising such lives!
Prayer: Lord, fill us with awe and reverence for life. Though we are not able to see the angels, remind us of their presence, too, through the face of every human person. Amen.