"God did not make death, and he does not delight in the death of the living. For he created all things that they might exist, and the generative forces of the world are wholesome, and there is no destructive poison in them; and the dominion of Hades is not on earth." (Wisdom 1: 13-14)
God created all things that they might exist. For human beings, to exist means to have life beyond that of other living things. Once created, we are meant to thrive to our highest human potential. Each and every abortion that has taken place since the fateful Roe v. Wade decision on January 22, 1973 has legally, but not unlawfully, extinguished the life and human potential of countless members of the human race. Not unlawfully because the laws of God supersede the laws of human beings. Each person, from the moment of conception has been created in the image and likeness of God – and is meant to exist. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision to legalize abortions in the United States of America and for forty years, people who wish to uphold the laws of God have marched in Washington, DC to protest the decision, to raise awareness that “abortion is a personal and national tragedy” (Senator Steve Stockman, TX-36).
This year the March for Life will take place on January 25. “Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington encourages the faithful to come together to uphold the dignity of all human life, to pray for God's mercy and healing and to participate in the many upcoming pro-life efforts” (adw.org). The March for Life not only attracts thousands of people from all walks of life but from youth groups across the nation as well. There are many events that support the message that all human life, created by God, has the right to existence. “Traveling from nearby and from as far away as Maine, Florida and Nebraska, ten thousand teens will gather together in prayer, fellowship and song at George Mason University’s Patriot Center on Friday, January 25, 2013, for a single purpose: to show their support for unborn human life” (arlingtondiocese.org).
In his New Year’s address to the Diocese of Arlington, Bishop Paul Loverde charged Catholics to recall these words of wisdom: “The encyclical Gaudium et Spes teaches us, ‘man, who is the only creature on earth which God willed for itself, cannot fully find himself except through a sincere gift of himself.’ In our hearts, there is a human longing for fidelity: to give of ourselves freely and fully. We know that the Lord is always faithful to us — that He loves us unconditionally and forever. His faithful love for us calls us to respond with our own promises of love and fidelity” (arlingtondiocese.org). It is only through our existence, a life lived to our highest human potential, that we can respond to God’s love with our own promises of love and fidelity. Defend life. Join the March for Life on January 25 and respond to God’s love by giving testimony to His holy laws.
For more information: www.marchforlife.org