Fr.Pavone's reflection

Jesus not only loves unborn children -- He was one himself!

Think about this for a moment.

We often hear people speak of a pregnant mother by saying, "She's
expecting a child." Now if one is expecting a package, the package is not yet
there. As reflected in our verse for today, however, this is not the case with
the mother.

Her gift is already there. The pregnant woman, a mother already, does
not have a child "on the way," but has a child, already present and in full
possession of his or her human rights, starting with the right to life.

This prompted me to realize the magnitude of the phrase, "with child". To say a woman is with child speaks more realistically. She is with her child. Therefore, she is for her child, ready with, together. Amazing. We too can be with the children when we pray at an abortion facility. How joyful this phrase -- instead of waiting, I can thank the Lord now for the marvel of this Life!

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