UNBORN WORD of the day

June 7, 2007, 1:21 am
Filed under: Evangelium Vitae

John Paul II Says in the encyclical Evangelium Vitae:

“The Gospel of life is something concrete and personal, for it consists in the proclamation of the very person of Jesus…Through the words, the actions and the very person of Jesus man is given the possibility of ‘knowing’ the complete truth concerning the value of human life…In Christ, the Gospel of life is definitively proclaimed and fully given” (#29).

In addition to the numerous marvels in the adult life of Jesus – the profundity of teaching, the healing touches, supernatural acts completing and anointing natural ones, His Passion journey through sorrowing redeeming death unto Resurrection – we must add those actions (yes, and even words – see Heb 10:5-7) of the Unborn Christ Child, through which we are “given the possibility of ‘knowing’ the complete truth concerning the value of human life”. Even the Unborn months of Christ’s life are a revelation to all Christians.

Specifically, we “discover” Christ in His unborn state and through these discoveries we learn about the spiritual personhood of all unborn babies. For He was like all unborn babies in countless respects. Perhaps the most profound lessons are discovered in the solidarity which the Unborn Christ has with all unborn children. Not a “natural” solidarity only, not a solidarity that is merely “symbolic”, but a supernatural solidarity. For Christianity is not a man-made religion. Christianity goes through the symbol to the mystical. The symbol is static, the mystical is living and active like the Word of God.

There are a number of key events in the life of the unborn Christ Child where we witness His solidarity with the unborn. One example was posted on this site on May 31st, the Feast of the Visitation. In the future we will be devoting lots of attention to these events.


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