Egoism and the Contemporary Herods

"My thoughts turn to all those children today who are killed and ill-treated, be they infants killed in the womb, deprived of that generous love of their parents and then buried in the egoism of a culture that does not love life; be they children displaced due to war and persecution, abused and taken advantage of before our very eyes and our complicit silence. I think also of those infants massacred in bomb attacks, also those where the Son of God was born. Even today, their impotent silence cries out under the sword of so many Herods. On their blood stands the shadow of contemporary Herods. Truly there are so many tears this Christmas, together with the tears of the Infant Jesus." -from the Urbi et Orbi of Pope Francis

Isn't all sin a form of egoism, the putting of one's own needs or interests foremost? A culture that does not love life is a culture that waits for death.

Impotent Silence rather than Potent Outcry. Contemporary Herods like Planned Parenthood need to hear a Potent Outcry that justice will be served. So many Herods- so many babies dead.

Get ready for the March for Life, everyone. We need to defend marriage from egoism, defend unborn life, and defend our country without recourse to bombs.

Imagine how powerful the social justice movement would be if they defended unborn children? Imagine how powerful the pro-life movement would be if they decried military action?
Imagine how much potency would be in marriages if people died to self?

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