Reflection for Tuesday January 22, 2019: 2nd Week in Ordinary Time.

dc.contributor.authorAlexander, Andy, S.J.en_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorAlexander, Andrew F., S.J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-24T15:33:54Z
dc.date.available2019-01-24T15:33:54Z
dc.date.cycleYear Ien_US
dc.date.day22en_US
dc.date.daynameTuesdayen_US
dc.date.issued2019-01-22en_US
dc.date.monthJanuaryen_US
dc.date.seasonOrdinary Timeen_US
dc.date.weekWeek: 2en_US
dc.date.year2019en_US
dc.description.abstractThis Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children is a special day on the Church Calendar in the United States. It is an opportunity to pray - to turn to our God, the Author of all life - to ask for the graces we need to protect, by means of the law, the lives of unborn children. It is a special occasion to reflect on the sacredness of life from conception to natural birth. When we find ourselves reaching out, in our reflection, to human life we can not see - human life in its development - we can grow in a deeper respect for all human life. Defending unborn human life can help us be more conscious advocates for all human life after birth. Especially, the human lives of those who are not so easy to defend: murderers on death row, enemy combatants, people are on the margins of our society.|Becoming more sensitive to human life can help us become more sensitive to our common home - this planet - which we have abused so much as to change the amount of CO2 and Methane in the atmosphere - trapping gases into the greenhouse affect, which has steadily raised the temperature of our planet. The effects of these changes - as Pope Francis reminds us so vividly in his encyclical On the Care of Our Common Home ( Laudato Si ) - hurts the poor of our world first and the worst. Ultimately, human life itself could be challenged unless we make significant changes in the way we choose to live, all aroud this planet. I've been in the a third world country with no polution laws, and visited and held children in an orphanage with birth defects we haven't yet seen in the first world. It is terrifying to see what these unborn children have suffered.|The readings today are from the Second Week in Ordinary Time. Jesus is being confronted by the so called "religious" people of his day who had made laws which did not respect the dignity of human life. Let's pray this day that, whatever country we live in, there might be greater legal protection for unborn human life, and all human life, everywhere.en_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary Number: 312en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/121118
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.program.unitCollaborative Ministryen_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
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dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.subject.local1Hebrews 6:10-20en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 111:1-2, 4-5, 9-10cen_US
dc.subject.local4Mark 2:23-28en_US
dc.titleReflection for Tuesday January 22, 2019: 2nd Week in Ordinary Time.en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US
dc.typeEssay
dc.url.link1http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/daily.htmlen_US
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