CHOOSING TO PROTECT THE DIGNITY OF LIFE – Source: Abstract taken from usccb.org/respectlife – “How to Build a Culture of Life”
Watching the news and reading the headlines, we may feel helpless seeing the heartbreaking lack of respect for human life. So how do we respond, to protect life and the dignity of life when our individual efforts seem so small and irrelevant, in today’s rapidly changing world?
First, recall that God created us in His image and likeness, to have a loving relationship with Him. The essence of our identity and worth, the source of our dignity, is that we are loved by God. That love draws us closer to God and compels us to share this love with others.
So take up your cross and follow Jesus’ teachings of humility, service and love. Recall Jesus’ promise “I am with you always…” (Matt 28:20). Recognize this promise as the true source of our worth – identity and dignity. We belong to God! And with God’s blessings, share God’s love with others… in our actions, of caring, and in our prayers. Act with the confidence that God will provide us the right actions and words to make a difference in preserving the dignity of others.
Source: Abstract taken from usccb.org/respectlife – “How to Build a Culture of Life”