Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Reflection: December 28th - Feast of the Holy Innocents

(I Jn 1:5-2: 2; Mt. 2:13-18)

“If we walk in light,
as he is in the light,
we have fellowship with one another.”
(I Jn 1:7)

“ ‘A cry was heard at Ramah,
sobbing and loud lamentation:
Rachel bewailing her children;
no comfort for her,
since they are no more.’ ”
(Mt 2: 18 —quoting Jeremiah 31:15)

From 1973 through 2007, an estimated 48,000,000 abortions were performed in the United States. This is an average of about 3,800 abortions that are performed in the United States every day.

As of December 28, 2011; 1,277 death row inmates have been executed in the Unites States since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976. In addition, the Innocence Project reports, “Seventeen people have been proven innocent and exonerated by DNA testing in the United States after serving time on death row” (http://www.innocenceproject.org/Content/The_Innocent_and_the_Death_Penalty.php).

In this season of light and life, spend some time in prayer today for those whose lives are no more.


Diane said...

wow...that picture says it all right there. We are all someone's child and remember...we are also all children of God. It is so easy to abort, it seems...it's just "tissue," it isn't this adorable baby who is just as deserving of love as we are! yet it is! Same with the inmates: they have erred...they have sinned, yet we look at the crime and proclaim, "off with their head!" We don't see what they too, are...a child of God. I only wish there was a way they could serve time AND still help out society, to pay back for that crime.