October is observed as Respect Life Month in the Catholic Church. We at Care Net are comprised of people from across denominational lines — Catholics and Protestants, evangelicals and charismatics and those from non-denominational churches. Yet we hold in common our love for Jesus and our respect for the value of all human life.
We set aside October to intentionally Respect Life. But every day all year long, each of us can uphold the sanctity of each life. We value every human life because every human being is created in the image of our loving God and creator. We will respect life, protect vulnerable lives and pray for the mothers and fathers who are making pregnancy decisions.
The wonder of life, how God has formed each one of us, is truly awe-inspiring. You and I – and every person, born or unborn, – are “wonderfully made.” Here are just a few of the wonderful ways that God knits each person together in his mother’s womb:
The embryo’s heart begins to beat just 21 days after fertilization, or 5 weeks after the mother’s last menstrual period (LMP) began.
The more we learn about how wonderfully each person is made, the more fascinating it is. All human life is due great respect and should be treated with care and compassion.
Wondering how you can take action to live out your respect for life not just in October, but every day?
Thank you for respecting life today and every day!