This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“Let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!” (Amos 5:24).
Reflection: Sometimes there is a tension between those who work to defend the right to life, and those who work for “social justice.” Yet there can be no social justice without establishing the most basic justice, the protection of one’s life. If the right to life is not secure, neither is any other right.
Prayer: Lord, in you all justice is fulfilled and all goodness exists in its fullness. Enable your people who work for what is right to resist every temptation to minimize or neglect any aspect of the demands of justice. Amen.