Embracing Life -- Day 26

Chandra White-Cummings

Day 26: Brothers and Sisters

Today the reflection asks us to consider unborn children as our brothers and sisters and those whom we should protect. I’ve never thought of it quite that way, but now I see it.

When Cain killed his brother Abel, God asked Him to account for his brother’s whereabouts. Cain’s retort is revealing. After murdering him in essence he says, “Don’t ask me, I’m not responsible for him.” That seems similar to how we sometimes respond today.

With so many abortions occurring, we ask, “What’s happening to all the children?” And those responsible are denying any accountability for those lost lives. Maybe there’s something about death that hardens our sensibilities. There are plenty of women who feel the regret of deciding to abort, but there are also just as many who claim to feel only relief. But I think even those of us who have never personally experienced an abortion have responsibility to those pre-born children. We can speak up for them, show compassion for them when they survive an abortion, and pray, especially during these remaining two weeks, that their lives will become a living testament to God’s care and concern for all His creation.

We are indeed the keepers of our littlest brothers and sisters.

Find out more at the 40 Days for Life website.

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