January 22, 2016
Day of Prayer for the Protection of Unborn Children
Thankful for Life
For your mercy towers to the heavens,
and your faithfulness to the skies.
At the end of Mass, the celebrant felt moved to add a word of thanks. The choir, normally very good anyway, had risen to particularly stunning heights. So he thanked the musicians for their dedication. "And," he added cheerfully, "thanks to our baby choir too!"
That morning, as usual, the baby and toddler voices had echoed through the cathedral as well. I don't think anyone minded, and if they did, the celebrant's words of gratitude undoubtedly gave them food for thought.
We can express our respect for life in countless ways, by the decisions we make, the support we give and the lives we live. Our merciful, faithful God loves each one of us into existence. How can we say "No" when God has said "Yes!"?
And sometimes our echoes of God's "yes" are as simple as welcoming that gorgeous, raucous, baby choir, full of life.
God of Life, help me to see your "yes" in each person you have so lovingly brought to life.
- Amy Welborn
1 Samuel 24:3-21|Psalm 57:2-4, 6, 11|Mark 3:13-19