UNBORN WORD of the day

July 13, 2008, 10:17 pm
Filed under: Biblical Reflections, Pro-life

In yesterday’s Sunday Mass, all three readings lent themselves to pro-life reflections. This is not to suggest how fanatical this writer is, but rather how truly universal the “Gospel of Life” message is. Let’s look at one reading:

“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
and return not thither but water the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
so shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:10-11

These two beautiful verses from the prophet Isaiah put all of God’s creation in proper perspective. They describe the creative work of God and the purpose of things. But more, they provide an archetype – no, not the rain and the snow – the archetype is God’s word.

Just as God’s word goes forth to fulfill its purpose, and does not return to God “empty”, so all created things have their purpose and are sent forth accordingly.

God’s word represents God’s Will, God’s Plan, God’s commands, God’s teaching. But then came the Incarnation. God’s Word is wonderfully described in John’s prologue: Jn 1:1-18. The Word did not return to the Father “empty”. And the Word also did “accomplish that which I purpose”.

“And from his fullness have we all received, grace upon grace” (Jn 1:16).

So, the word was an archetype, but through the Word all things were made, and that brings us to humans – specifically to unborn ones! The unborn baby is created in the image and likeness of God (Gen 1:26). We must ask ourselves, whether each unborn baby has a purpose to fulfill? THE ANSWER MUST BE “YES!

No human being has the authority or the right to kill an unborn baby who has been sent forth by God – in the image and likeness of God – to accomplish the Divine Will…

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