Life

Published:
January 13, 2023 (22 days ago)

Life is an interesting word. Like other words in the English language, there are multiple meanings. Life is a cereal. Life is a game. We can discuss the life of a cat. We can discuss the life of a carrot. We can talk about life and its opposite, death. We can tell a life-story. We can discuss one’s manner of life. When we talk about the “Sanctity of Life,” what are we talking about? Certainly not cereal! We usually qualify life by referring to the Sanctity of Human Life but even then, things can be confusing. For many people, in and out of the church, the Sanctity of Human Life often means one thing; anti-abortion. When we talk about the “pro-life” movement or “the right to life,” what are we talking about? Again, many people, in and out of the church, simply hear, “anti-abortion.” Sadly, if that is all people those words mean, it also sounds to them like we are saying that that we are “anti-people who have had an abortion,” or “anti-people who vote for abortion.” The enemy loves to promote misinformation so we have to be very clear about what we mean when we say we are Pro-Life or that we stand for the Sanctity of Human Life. This is a hard subject to address but we plan to try on Sunday. Please know this, that the bottom line to what we mean when we refer to the Sanctity of Human Life is this, we are to love people. All people. Why? Because God does, and we are His people. If we truly believe in the value and sanctity of all human life, the only logical response is love. Love for babies. Love for moms. Love for dads. Love for enemies. Love in action for all that God loves.