Hope you are well. Keep yourself all warm and cozy, we are heading towards a winter-winter. Weather is going to be below zero in the coming week. Keep warm and safe.
This Tuesday, the 22nd, we had a day of prayer for legal protection of the unborn babies, here in the United States and the world over. That was a very good act of charity that our parishes did and it is also our responsibility to do that. We had people attending mass both at the beginning of the service and the end of the service. We also had more people doing the adoration all the twenty-four hours. We hope and believe that something good would happen for the legal protection of the unborn babies.
When I was talking to one of my friends in India, he was telling me about some boys in his school. There was a dog that gave birth to four puppies and died afterwards. The boys who saw that felt pity for those puppies, took care of those puppies. They built a shelter, they kept them warm with a blanket, they bought milk from the store to feed them, they were watching over those puppies in turns. The puppies are now well taken care of. While I was listening to this incident my thought turned towards the situation here in the United States where abortion had been legalized.
The life of the human person begins at the time of conception. This fact is proved by people scientifically. So, by any means and at any time, just after the conception, abortion is as bad and evil as a murder. So, abortion being legal would amount to murder being legal. It is as simple as that. This shows how uncharitable and cruelly violent our human society has grown up to be. If we opt for abortion at any time, we are opting to literally killing somebody.
Another thing is that God created the human beings to multiply, not to mutilate. So, if we try to opt for abortion, we will be mutilating the growth of humanity. Because as someone said, abortion is the suicide of humanity. Not only that, when we do that we are actually acting against the will of God and also, we are going against the whole purpose of our own creation.
We also need to note that when we opt for abortion, fairly speaking we lose our right to life. Because we received this life from God and we have it now because of the self-sacrificing love of our parents. This life is not ours, but a benevolent gift of God and our parents. We need to honor that benevolence, we need to be benevolent to the future children of the society. If we can not be benevolent to them, as I said, we lose our right to any benevolence from God and our parents.
Let us keep praying for the legal protection of the unborn and also that people may start valuing others’ life as their own.
Sincerely in Christ Jesus,
Fr. A. Antony.