The Holy Innocents
“King Herod! What an evil ruler! So cruel! So heartless! Thoughts of his abominable deeds could make one puke! How could he? Killing those innocent lives just in quest for power! He must be burning in hell as he rightly deserves! Good riddance!”
But wait. What are we when we deny life and even terminate it due to our selfish desires? What are we when we willingly commit sins against the sixth commandment which defies the essence of procreation. What are we when we give in to masturbation, fornication, the use of contraceptives and birth control, abortion of pregnancies just because our self-centered minds regard them as “unwanted”, and homosexual acts which all close the opportunity for the gift of life? Let’s think about it: Are we any better than Herod?
Beloved, we have received some good news today;
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
(1 John 1:9)
Three more days before the New Year, today we remember the Holy Innocents who were killed so that the child Jesus might live and be our advocate with the Father, so that He will grow up to be the expiation for our sins and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. We also remember and pray those unborn children, especially those so carelessly denied the right to live and see the light of this world. Let their death not be in vain. Let us give life instead of preventing and taking it.
May the world come to see the mistake in legalizing the elimination of the lives of the unborn due to our selfish desires and promote pro-life realizing every unborn life is precious before God and has a purpose on earth to fulfill. Amen.