Monday, March 24, 2008

Attacks On Human Life Getting Bolder

The growing international attacks on human life are coming to the USA quicker than we think. I have already discussed the problems that the Canadians are having (here is one example) and now the Brits are fighting a horrible bill that would allow, among other problematic issues, human/animal hybrid embryos and "savior siblings" where babies would be created using In Vitro Fertilization in order to be killed to "save" the other child who is already born.

This is horrible and we need to support our brothers and sisters in Great Britain who are fighting this kind of experimentation on human beings. We also need to be very accurate in calling it what it is - the culture of death.

This Easter season is a perfect time to bring up these kinds of issues. Why? Because the Resurrection of Jesus Christ shines a light on our humanity. His Body rose from the dead. He didn't just leave it to rot, because it wasn't important. The totality of his humanity is found in his body coupled with his soul. The two make up every human person. Therfore, to use the body as a mere tool is to attack what it means to be human.

If we say the body isn't important, then we deny the importance of the Incarnation, and therefore we undermine what it means to be Christian. This is why the Pope can say in his Easter message - "With his redeeming sacrifice, Jesus of Nazareth has made us adopted children of God, so that we too can now take our place in the mysterious dialogue between him and the Father." Every human is made to be a son or daughter of God.

So, as Christians who believe in the sanctity of life and the dignity of humanity, we cannot stand by as these attacks happen. We must speak out. We must fight against these attacks. But, we must also be proactive here in the USA where it is inevitable that such things are coming. If we can build up a stronger understanding of the importance of protecting life and build a knowledge in ourselves and others of human dignity - then we can be proactive in building a community that can properly defend our world against these attacks.

Get your weapons ready - pray, fast and praise God for His mercy.
Thank you Lord for rising from the dead so that we might live with you forever.
Thank you for giving us an eternal dignity that is coupled with your divinity.
Thank you for your glorious Incarnation.
Thank you for your amazing Resurrection.
Thank you for LIFE!

We are a people of hope. Live in that hope. Continue the battle.
"Fixing the gaze of our spirit on the glorious wounds of his transfigured body, we can understand the meaning and value of suffering, we can tend the many wounds that continue to disfigure humanity in our own day." - PBXVI

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