Only God Can Terminate Life

Word Alive — Fr. Bel San Luis, SVD January 31, 2021 / Pro-Life Sunday

Today we celebrate Pro-Life Sunday. There’s a story told in a Pro-Life gathering. Scientists today have tremendously advanced in genetic engineering, decoding genes, making clones.

Flushed from their fantastic achievements, they concluded that God had become irrelevant; that He ought to retire.

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“Now we should tell God to step aside,” they agreed, “for we ourselves can create life!” So they sent their smartest scientist to tell God that it was time for Him to step aside.

“Can you do what I did—create Adam and Eve?” the Almighty said. “Yes we can,” the scientist replied. “Okay, go ahead; do it,” God said.

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The scientist started to get some soil to fashion a human being. “Oops, wait a minute,” wait a minute God said. “You’re using my own soil. Use your own and use your own air to breathe life into it!”

The man hang his head in embarrassment and frustration. The moral? No matter how advanced science and technology may be, LIFE belongs to God. Hence, only God can take it away.

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The teaching of the Church is based on God’s commandment: “You shall not kill.” It warns us and stresses that any form of taking life is a grievous offense against God, the giver of life.

This grave offence could be an abortion, death penalty, euthanasia (mercy killing), and extra-judicial killings (EJK) or summary executions.

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There is a documentary film entitled “Silent Scream.” The video shows how a tiny fetus is deliberately sucked out of the uterus by the abortionist. The living fetus senses the instrument of death. It squirms and struggles to defend itself but the poor helpless creature is overpowered.

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The maker of the documentary is a former abortionist-doctor and director of the world’s largest abortion clinic in the USA, Dr. Bernard Nathanson, MD. Providentially, he was converted to Catholicism and is now making reparation by lecturing on the evil of abortion. In the book, Dr. Nathanson relates the remorse of conscience he suffered and for many nights he was sleepless, thinking of the numerous abortions he had done.

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In the Philippines, the Church lost to a dubious victory of the Reproductive Health Bill known as RH 4944 voting in Congress. Despite this, the Church continues relentlessly campaigning against any attempt to endanger and kill life.

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Let us help in enlightening people on the sacredness of life and campaign against the grave sin of violating God’s commandment—‘You shall not kill.’

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THE LIGHTER SIDE. “Do you know what’s the most effective means of birth control?” asked the teacher in sex education class.

“No,” answered a student. “Correct,” replied the teacher. (Spouses should know how to say NO to sex when it’s not the right time).

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“What’s the difference between the two words ’complete’ and ‘finished?’”

Answer: When you marry the right one, you are complete. When you marry the wrong one, you are finished. But when the right one catches you with the wrong one, you are COMPLETELY FINISHED!

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FAMILY TV MASS–is aired on TV5 One-Sport Channel 59, Free TV Ch. 6 at 6-7 a.m. Sunday and anytime at “MCFI SVD Media” Account on YouTube and Facebook Page. Priest presider: FR. BEL R. SAN LUIS, SVD.

The Family that prays together stays together.

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