“Let the children come to me;
do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to
such as these.
Amen, I say to you,
whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child
will not enter it.”
Then he embraced them and blessed them,
placing his hands on them. (Mk 10:14-16)
The readings today have a lot to do with respecting one another.
In the first reading, we hear about the creation of people, how we were created for one another, and that was beautiful.
However, we seem to have twisted that wonderful story of creation.
People have somehow gotten it into their minds that only certain people are special and that the others really do not matter.
However, the truth is that all people are special and that everyone matters.
As I say, though, there seems to be a general theme in today’s world that only some matter. The others? Well, you can do with them as you will.
And we have.
Abortion. Euthanasia. Doctor-assisted suicide. Genocide. Infanticide. Capital Punishment. War. Famine. Poverty. The list against life goes on and on.
We need to remember that all life is sacred from conception to natural death. No one has the right to determine the course of a life. God created us and God is the one who will call us to Himself in His own good time and way.
All of us are children of God. Jesus reminds us not to despise His children.
FAITH ACTION: Pray for the victims of campaigns against life, that God may have a special place for them in heaven. Pray for perpetrators against life, that they may repent of their ways and return to the Lord.