Care for Life: It’s Worth It
Some years ago, when celebrating Mass in honour of St Raymond Nonnatus, the Patron Saint of expectant mothers and midwives, Pope Francis spoke simply and beautifully about what promoting a culture of life really means:
‘Jesus teaches us to care for life because it is the image of God, who is absolute life. We cannot announce anything else but life, and from the beginning to the end.
All of us must care for life, cherish life, with tenderness, warmth … to give life is to open the heart, and to care for life is to expend one’s self in tenderness and warmth for others, to have concern in my heart for others.
Caring for life from the beginning to the end. What a simple thing, what a beautiful thing … So, go forth and don’t be discouraged. Care for life. It’s worth it!’
Full Message here: Catholic Bishops Conference - Care for Life, its Worth it
Some Quotes to ponder on.........
Sometimes even Catholics have lost or never had the chance to experience Christ personally: not Christ as a mere ‘paradigm’ or ‘value’, but as the living Lord, ‘the way, and the truth, and the life’. —POPE JOHN PAUL II,L’Osservatore Romano (English Edition of the Vatican Newspaper),
March 24, 1993, p.3.
Being Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction.—POPE BENEDICT XVI; Encyclical Letter: Deus Caritas Est, “God is Love”; 1.
...we can be witnesses only if we know Christ first hand, and not only through others — from our own life, from our personal encounter with Christ. Finding him really in our life of faith, we become witnesses and can contribute to the novelty of the world, to eternal life. —POPE BENEDICT XVI,
, Vatican City January 20th, 2010, Zenit