This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“This is how we know what love is: he laid down his life for us” (1 John 3:16).
Reflection: The word “love” is the most misused, abused, and confused word in the English language. We say: I love ice cream, I love my mother, I love my wife, I love God. And some use “love” to justify abortion. The real meaning of love is found at the Cross. Love says, “I sacrifice myself for the good of the other person.” Abortion says, “I sacrifice the other person for the good of myself.”
Prayer: Lord I commit myself today to the love of others, especially those most in need. Amen.
The Moral Liberal Contributing Editor, Father Frank A. Pavone, is the National Director of Priests for Life and Missionaries of the Gospel of Life, President of the National Pro-life Religious Council, and is Chairman and Pastoral Director of Rachel’s Vineyard. One of the most prominent pro-life leaders in the world, Father Pavone is originally from New York. Visit Father Pavone blog here.